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Gold Canyon !!

Join us for a two hour scenic ride at the base of the magical Superstition Mountain. Bring your camera, for a spectacular view will greet you at every turn and rest stop. The Dutchman's gold is still here; lost for over 100 years -- you may find it on this ride!

The ride start is 10:00. We will ride the easier of the K-trail section out for about four miles on a gradual climb, then back down with an added loop on the Vortex trail. Mostly smooth single track with a few jeep trails thrown in. One or two wash crossings which may be hike-a-bike for some, but nothing of great exposure. There will be an option to ride the K-trail with it's rock gardens, mini-Moab slick rock and extreme drop-offs. Given the size of the group, we will break up into groups based on speed and ability.

Plan on riding for approximately 2+ hours + photo ops, casual conversations and snacking. We will plan to have lunch at a local restaurant after the ride.

Bring 100 oz. of water and snacks for during the ride.

If you are interested in carpooling, please let me know in the comment section. We will meet at Dave's BBQ (Dobson and the 202) https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=Famous+Dave%27s+-+Mesa,+1011+North+Dobson+Road,+Mesa,+Arizona+85201%4033.435570,-111.869519

DIRECTIONS TO CLOUDVIEW TRAILHEAD: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Kings+Ranch+Road,+Gold+Canyon,,+AZ
US 60 to Gold Canyon, turn left on Kings Ranch road.
Follow Kings Ranch road about 3.5 miles to where you see the brown and white trailhead signs.
Follow the trailhead signs and turn at intersections as indicated.
If you pass any DEAD END sign, turn around, you have gone too far.

Lots of parking at the trailhead but NO WATER.
To contact Carole – [masked]

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  • Lorraine

    That was a great ride! I borrowed a pair of gloves from someone -sorry can't remember your name. I didn't see you at the end of the ride and I would like to return your gloves to you before I head back to BC this weekend.

    March 5, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I had a great time riding in Gold Canyon. Thank you Spence for leading our group. Beautiful scenery!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spence Thanks for going beyond the call of duty helping me. I had a great time.

    2 · March 3, 2013

    • Spence S.

      Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the confusion about the Vortex meetup.

      March 4, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I had a great time riding in Gold Canyon. Thank you Spence for leading our group. Beautiful scenery!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Steve A

    Thanks to Spence for leading the group and sorry to all for having to bail halfway thru the ride. Made it back to the trailhead just fine. Thank you all, it was a fun ride.

    March 3, 2013

  • Dennis M.

    My favorite trails in the east valley. Great time, fun group. My first ride with group. John was a fantastic ride leader.

    March 3, 2013

  • Carole

    I hate when responsibilities get in the way of fun! Have a great day!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Stu A.

    No car poolers?

    March 2, 2013

    • Stu A.

      Thanks Travis, but I am hooking up with Dick.

      March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That doesn't read very well does it?

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Stu, I would like to car pool with you. You can email your address and details to me at [masked]

    March 2, 2013

  • Stu A.

    I also would like to carpool. I am near Hayden and Shea in Scottsdale. I can either ride along or I can drive. I can fit a total of 3 bikes and people onto my car. (Maybe 4 with the right frame geometry.)

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm up for an additional hour or two if anyone wants to join me.

    February 26, 2013

  • Spence S.

    If traffic is bad, turn left at the first Gold Canyon stoplight, which is Superstition Mountain Drive. Go north about 3/4 mile to Don Donnely. Turn Right and follow all the way to T-intersection and then left on Kings Ranch Road to trailhead.

    February 24, 2013

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