Marcus Landslide Fitness Hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead This Moderate hike visits the Marcus Landslide geological site, second largest landslide in Arizona. The elevation gain is 400 ft. over 4 miles in about 2.5 hours. Restrooms available at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks for the trail. No dogs please. Arrive 15 minutes before start of
Brown’s Mt & Cone Mtn. Loop Fitness Hike at Brown’s Ranch Join us for a trip around Brown’s Mtn. and Cone Mtn. We travel on Upper Ranch, Wrangler, Brown’s Mtn., Cone Mt. and finally the scenic Latigo trail. This is Moderate hike of 6 miles over about 3 hours with rolling ups and downs. Bathrooms available
Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Spend about 2 hours on an easy hike with John Loleit, the Natural Resources Coordinator, as he discusses various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert. The material will depend on the season, animals, plants, and will cover whatever is happening in this wonderful environment. Bathrooms available
Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Fraesfield Trailhead New to mountain biking? Looking to refresh your skills, improve your technique, enhance safety awareness and increase your overall enjoyment on the trails? Then come prepared with a mountain bike with knobby tires, helmet, water, and snacks. We begin with a demonstration and presentation by experienced riders covering the basic things
Bootlegger/Coyote Canyon Fitness Hike at Granite Mt Trailhead This Difficult hike explores the more remote part of the Preserve via Bootlegger, Granite Mountain Loop, Coyote Canyon, Renegade and 136th St. Express trails. Experienced hikers suggested. 7 miles in about 4.5 hours with rolling ups and downs. There are bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring water, snacks and
Botany Educational Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead Have you ever wondered what that plant is, or why it only grows in certain locations? Join botanist Steve Jones to learn this and a 1000 other things. This is a Moderate hike of 5 miles in about 4 hours with frequent stops. Bathrooms available at the trailhead.
Crested Saguaro Ride from Granite Mountain Trailhead. Ever noticed the Crested Saguaros in the preserve? Come ride with us to see a large number scattered throughout the north. This 3.5 hour ride will cover more than 10 miles and is rated Advanced Skill and Vigorous Cardio. A bike with wide knobby tires is required. Please,
Cathedral Rock, Amphitheater, Cholla Loop Fitness Hike at Brown’s Ranch This Difficult hike will take us to several of the iconic granite formations in the preserve. 7 miles in about 3.5-4 hours. Experienced hikers suggested. Bathrooms available at the trailhead. Bring water, snacks and even a lunch for the trail. No dogs please. Arrive 15 minutes before
Learn the Line at Pima Dynamite Trailhead Have you felt nervous or unsure about how to ride over that rock or around that technical corner? Come out and ‘learn the line’ to gain confidence on technical pieces, both up and down hills, speed control, body position and moving your weight around. This is an Intermediate Skills
New Trails Fitness Hike at Pima Dynamite Trailhead This Difficult hike due to its 9 miles over about 4.5 hours covers some rolling hills for Experienced hikers. Explore the impressive new trails with nice views and granite formations. Arrive 15 minutes before start of hike. Bring water, snacks and even a lunch for the trail.
Women’s Bike Ride from Brown's Ranch Trailhead. This all woman’s bike ride is an Intermediate Skill level ride and Moderate Cardio. This is a step up in intensity from the previous Woman’s Ride. It is a “No Drop” ride meaning no one will be left behind. Plan on about 3 hours to cover approximately 12 miles.
East End Fitness Hike at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead This Difficult hike takes us up Tom’s Thumb Trail and down the steep East End Trail with its switchbacks and beautiful views. Then returns via the same trails. It will take us about 4 hours to cover the about 6.4 miles with climbs over of over 2200 ft.
Hike with Natural Resources Coordinator at Fraesfield Trailhead Spend about 2 hours on an easy hike with John Loleit, the Natural Resources Coordinator, as he discusses various pertinent topics while hiking in the desert. The material will depend on the season, animals, plants, and will cover whatever is happening in this wonderful environment. Bathrooms available at
Twenty Miler from Brown's Ranch Trailhead. This ride is longer and more intense than our normal rides. It will be 3.5-4 hours and cover 20 miles with a Skill level of Intermediate and a Cardio level of Vigorous in the north eastern area of the preserve. All our rides are “No Drop”, meaning we will not
Stoneman Road Educational Hike at Fraesfield Trailhead The Stoneman Road was created as an “expressway” between Ft. McDowell and Ft. Whipple (near Prescott) in the 1870's. Join Len Marcisz and Chris Crum as we walk portions of the actual route and discuss its origin, namesake and value to our history. This is a Moderate hike of
Granite Mountain and Balanced Rock from Granite Mt Trailhead Join us on this Moderate hike on one of the classic paths in the preserve and a side trip to Balanced Rock. About 3.5 hours to cover 6 miles. Bathrooms are available at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks for the trail. No dogs please. Arrive 15
Arthropods of the Sonoran Desert Family Educational Hike at Gateway Trailhead Scorpions, Spiders, Bees and Wasps are just the beginning – there are more species of Arthropods in the world than any other group of animals. Join Dr. Rich Cochran on this easy approximately 2-mile hike to discover the fascinating and diverse world of arthropods and
Stagecoach, West Express, Malpais Fitness Hike at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. This Difficult hike goes to some of the newer northern trails of Stagecoach, Western Express and Malpais See several of the iconic granite formations in the preserve. This hike is rated Difficult because it is 10 miles in about 5 hours. Experienced hikers suggested. Bathrooms are
Cowpoke-Granite Mtn. & Bootlegger Fitness hike from Granite Mt Trailhead. This Moderate hike covers some beautiful areas of the eastern preserve with some of the most impressive Saguaro stands in the preserve. 4.5 miles over about 3 hours. Bathrooms are available at the trailhead. Bring water and snacks for the trail. No dogs please. Arrive 15 minutes before
Bike the New North Trails at Pima Dynamite Trailhead. Experience the more technical new trails in the north of the Preserve. This is an Advanced skill and Vigorous Cardio level ride for 12-15 miles in 3- 3.5 hours. We will explore some of the more aggressive recent additions to the northwest trails in the Preserve. We'll