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Sierra Vista - BST Fitness Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,529 feet
Elevation Gain 147 feet
Accumulated Gain 147 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.74
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1  2013-01-01 MAVM
Author MAVM
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 43
Photos 666
Trips 78 map ( 1,689 miles )
Age 54 Male Gender
Location Seattle, WA
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Dec → Any
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Sun  6:07am - 6:23pm
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One of the benefits of Sierra Vista's moderate climate is that hiking is an all-season activity. The Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop uses a paved loop trail - < 10 km / 6 miles entirely on a multi-use path. Great views of the Huachuca and Mule Mountains. The route is lightly used most days making cycling at speed relatively easy. If your preference is fitness walking, Sierra Vista currently has 20 miles of multi-use paths throughout the City.


There are trails available for every person's physical ability and motivation, from the level riverbank trails along the San Pedro River to the alpine trails in the Coronado National Forest. The Friends of the San Pedro River (FSPR) have regularly scheduled hikes, walks and historic tours in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

For a nominally priced hiking map of the Huachuca Mountains, visit the Sierra Vista Visitor Center at 3020 E. Tacoma Street. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Located at the center of one of the finest birding areas in the United States, Sierra Vista is often referred to as "The Hummingbird Capital of the U.S." The mild climate, proximity to Mexico and diverse habitats, including 9,000-foot mountains and the magnificent San Pedro River Valley, make southeastern Arizona a major hot spot for rare and unusual species of birds.

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2013-01-01 MAVM
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent of 12 deeper Triplog Reviews
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    Final Time Trial on the local BST-Multi-Use-Path

    Out & back home...Hot & Dry with Wind!

    After being in Northern California vocationally / in search of housing for nearly the entire month of May - I'm glad to be back home and on the 29er MTB for a final TT - myself, Tresa & our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks will be moving to Windsor, California on the 10th - with no time for out trips as the outback 4x4 is already sold as well. After much work and planning, we will be relocating our home and small business operations to Sonoma County as we've anticipated doing for some time now. We found a restored 1940's farm house with a couple of acres on a dead end street in one of the far-and-away toughest housing markets in the country.

    We'll look forward to returning to the AZ outback as time allows - we have both spent the last 25 - 30 years with the Baja Arizona as our consistent on again, off again homebase - so it will ever remain a sort of homecoming now and again. Looking forward to getting out for an intial trek in Northern California soon after getting settled-in...I'll keep posting as is relevant.

    My best to everyone @ HAZ!
    Sierra Vista - BST Fitness Loop
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    Weekly Time Trial on the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...

    After being away for 10 days of work related travel - I'm just glad to back home and on the bike a bit - I'll be heading back to California in a few days with no time for out trips as of yet. It looks as though Tresa & I will be relocating our home and small business operations to Sonoma County sometime in June. I'm still working to arrange the housing and such, so not much time for the Baja AZ - looking forward to some protracted outings before leaving the state for sure!
    Sierra Vista - BST Fitness Loop
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Dead Calm Morning for this shortened Spring Weekly Time Trial via the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...29er MTB felt light compared to Wednesday. This ride closes-out March on HAZ for me.
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Windy Day for this first Springtime Weekly Time Trial via the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...29er MTB rolls on these days. Heading-out trekking a couple times next week to close-out March.
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Winter's Weekly Time Trial via the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...29er MTB! Heading-out trekking Friday afternoon with Tresa - Temporal Gulch in the Santa Ritas!

    I am only logging 'BikeAZ' outings that entail documented/known trails or true off-road bike-packing types of rides...keeping it real!
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - One Hour Ride

    One Hour Rain Ride in and out of stormy conditions and heavy winds...via the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...extremely refreshing, and quite the contrast re: yesterday's outing while returning from California!
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Beauty Day for this Winter's Weekly Time Trial via the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...29er MTB rolling fairly well these days. Heading-out trekking tomorrow afternoon to get March moving!
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    Weekly Time Trial on the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...

    Posting duplicates of this to take place of the near approximate rides that were lost in the data void of late January.
    Sierra Vista - BST Fitness Loop
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Weekly Time Trial on the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...

    Posting duplicates of this to take place of the near approximate rides that were lost in the data void of late January.
    Sierra Vista - BST Fitness Loop
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    Sierra Vista BST Fitness Loop - TT

    Weekly Time Trial on the local BST-Multi-use-path. Out & back home...

    Posting duplicates of this to take place of the near approximate rides that were lost in the data void of late January.

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    To Brown Canyon the arbitrary/unofficial Trailhead
    Drive 6 miles south of Sierra Vista on AZ Highway 92 to Ramsey Canyon Road. Follow Ramsey Canyon Road 2.1 miles to a wire gate on the right (north) side of the road. Park here (adds another 0.4 mile onto trail) and follow the two-track road north and west into Brown Canyon where it becomes the Brown Canyon Trail. There is no marker or sign here.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 194 mi - about 3 hours 8 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 84.7 mi - about 1 hour 33 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 338 mi - about 5 hours 14 mins
    (Trailhead is generic)
    page created by MAVM on Jan 01 2013 7:33 pm
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