Synopses & Reviews
* Includes da ytrips and weekend getaways for all skill levels
* Backroad to single-track terrain guide covers 17 key regions
The Four Corners region -- where Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico converge -- offers the finest mountain biking in the United States. This guide features a sampling of the region's scores of top-notch rides, all on logging roads, jeep paths, and single-track trails where off-road vehicles are already allowed.
The 48 rides in these four states encompass a remarkably varied terrain. Cyclists can glimpse the improbable depths of the Grand Canyon on Arizona's Cape Solitude route, sunbathe on slickrock near Moab, Utah, splash through the Colorado River, and crest snow banks in the Rockies. A summary of other suggested rides in each state give cyclists options to venture out on their own.
Detailed trip description direct mountain bikers around the sagebrush and hillsides of the route, and discuss its wildlife, scenery, and historic and natural sites. Routes are accompanied by a map, and include information on the riding surface, elevation, distance, difficulty (easy to hard), time to allow, best time of year, and the recommended map for the area. A pre-trip section includes advice on what to bring for bike and rider, safety and riding techniques, rules of the road, camping, weather, and health.
For each ride featured in this one-of-a-kind guide, two dozen more await discovery; let Mountain Bike Adventures in the Four Corners Region be the key to exploring in the mountain biker's Mecca
Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-186) and index.