Average time: 04:30:00 AM
Ride Mileage: 41 to 60 miles
Climbing Elevation: 3.680 ft
Type of ride: Climb
Kentucky Camp Mountain Bike Trail in Arizona Is Worth The Drive!
If you are a mountain biker and have not riden the trails in southern Arizona you are in for a real treat. Kentucky Camp mountain bike trial in southern Arizona are epic and worth the drive from anywhere in Arizona.
There is a mixture of everything on this mountain bike ride from single track to jeep trails.
“This is one of the all time great Arizona trails. The movie Oklahoma was shot nearby. Be prepared when biking here as there is no water and you are quite exposed to wind. Tremendous climbing. Enjoy the incredible scenery of burnt yellow grass. When you get done, drive south on Hwy 83 to The Steakout Restaurant and have some GREAT burgers, steak and beer. This is a real cowboy bar.”
There are some spectacular views on this ride. The Santa Rita Mountain peaks to the west and the upper grasslands make for some scenic riding.
This ride will challenge your climbing ability. There is close to 4,000 ft of vertical on the ride. So bring you climbing legs.
Directions: Take I-10 east out of Tucson to exit 281, the Sonoita Highway / State Highway 83 exit. Heading south on 83, 11.5 miles from I-10, look for a picnic table/rest area on the right side of the road, turn right down the dirt road just after it, signed for Rosemont Junction (FR 231). 1.41 miles in, a cairned singletrack crosses the road. This is the start/finish for racing. Parking lot is on the left of the road, 1 mile from the highway, just before the singletrack. There is a 1/2 mile ride from the parking lot to the singletrack.
Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers and picks up mountain bikes at (name of trailhead). There is a two rider minimum delivery. Bike for 1 to 5 hours, finish riding and we pick up the bikes! No need to worry about loading mountain bikes in your rental car! Price is generally $100 per bike – depending on location of trailhead. Don’t know where to ride? Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours can tell you the rides that are beginner, intermediate to advanced. We deliver mountain bikes to Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Vallley and the Southern, Arizona area. We rent top of the line full suspension and hard tailed mountain bikes.