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Mount Fagan Bike-Hike is a very pleasant, thoroughly rewarding, and occasionally challenging through mesquite, oak & grassland habitats with mariposa lily blooms in springtime. The views from ridgelines and peaks in this area are stellar.
Initially, mtn-bike recommended, it roughly parallels the road to The Lake from AZ83, skirting two rough sections of the doubletrack with adjacent singletrack segments. Eventually merging with the SW-bound Las Colinas - AZT #6 from about 0.8 to 2.2 miles. The exception is a peculiar 0.25-mile for a 30-ft gain, lazy switchback on the AZT.
Then branch westbound, following a path that offers several trailside options for caching your mtn-bike, such as 31.9037, -110.6952. Continuing on foot leads hikers across a canyon and through the hills to a forked junction (31.9012, -110.7085) with two distinct route choices: Peak 5102 (nearer) or Mt. Fagan (farther).
The Mt. Fagan route traverses a contour around the S flank of Peak 5102, then ascends steadily on various wildlife paths to a primary ridgeline that leads to the summit of Mt. Fagan (6189' elev). This route is not for the faint of heart as it will give you a solid workout, and there are several technical pitches and storm-groomed slopes that require your full attention. This bike-hike is wholly within AZ State Lands and the Coronado NF and is subject to those agencies' regulations.
( view permits )
Check out the Official Route.