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Highline Trail #31 would keep you busy for several days and you can camp all along #31. It's fun and offers up several access points. The eastern end is considered the best single track mountain biking in Arizona. April would be better but should be well within your 50 degree thought of warm. The eastern end elevation is in the 6,000-6,500 range. It could get snow in the next month. Currently we are experiencing higher than average temperature. It's in the mid 60's there this week for instance.TrailJumper wrote:I'd like to camp most of the way
Holy wow, that's a lot in 5.5 days. I would choose either going north or south, but not both. Less driving = more fun. I like southern AZ better, and if you hit Southern AZ, you should hit Picacho Park State Park. Tombstone is a cool place to hit too, if you like wild west stories and cowboy stuff. I'm not sure why you'd want to hit Bisbee tho. I didn't seem like a place that people would visit.TrailJumper wrote:Great info! I found The Red Rock Lodge and La Vista Motel for about $60-$70 a night. Seems very close to town. No frills, but who cares.
I think I've got a sort of loop planned. I'll post below, and let anyone comment.
Phoenix (head north bound)
Hit Table Mesa and Black Canyon for some MTB'ing. Possibly camp for the night.
Hit Montezuma Castle and head north to Sedona. Hang there a ride for a day or 2.
Head to Jerome and check it out, circle through Prescott and head back towards Phoenix.
Head towards Tuscon
Saguaro National Park and Old Tuscon Studios
St Augustine Cathedral, Nimbus and or Barrio Breweries
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Head towards Bisbee
Kartchner Caverns State Park
I might save some of the Phoenix area stuff for Thursday-Saturday with gf and fam. McDowell Mountain/Superstitions/St. Mary's Basilica/South Mountain
Although after typing all this out, I realize this can't be done in 5-1/2 days. At least not without sticking to a tight schedule, which I don't like doing.
+1 Tombstone is the southwest's Plymouth Rock! Bisbee and Jerome are cool, though.azbackpackr wrote: I find Tombstone boring (all that Western stuff is very overdone) and Bisbee fascinating