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Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Sara Harelson

I’m Sara! I’m 21, a senior in college, and a journalism major.  I love to read, write, travel, and listen to music.  I’m always on to my next adventure.


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Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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Road Closures

Trails and roads listed within this site may be closed at any time by the Forest Service, private property owners or other governmental agencies. It is your responsibility to verify state of trail prior to attempting to run it.

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Mountain Biking Equipment

Here's a list of basic equipment that you may need to go mountain biking. Remember that no one ever plans for things to go horribly wrong. It's the people who are prepared for it that come out of it okay. Tell family or friends where you're going and when you expect to be back.

Essential Items

- Your brain (be smart, don't do stupid stuff - this will get you out of most circumstances)
- A working mountain bike in good condition
- Helmet, gloves and biking shoes
- A friend (especially on long rides)
- Cell phone
- Water and extra food (energy bars)
- Combination tool
- Spare tube
- Working pump
- Warm clothes (if any chance at the weather turning cold)
- Sunscreen
- Personal ID and emergency bracelet (if needed)

Nice to Have

- FRS radio
- Maps of the area
- GPS (or compass if you're old school, but you need to make sure you know how to use it)
- Flashlight
- First aid kit

Oh, and make sure you know your limitations. Don't get in over your head. If you've been riding 5-10 miles and a 35 mile ride comes up - it may not be the best idea.

Whatever you do, have fun and be safe!

Bike Trail Ratings

Mountain biking is an exciting way to spend a day or afternoon. Please check the trail rating of the trail you're taking and then the mountain bike trail rating guide to ensure you're up to the challenge. You don't want to ruin your adventure by taking on more than you're able. Click on the link below for the mountain bike trail rating guide.

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How to read Trail Ratings

What does 4 out of 5 stars mean? And what's the deal with the fear rating? Click on the link below to check out all there is to know about the Experience Arizona rating system.

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