You are here

Trail difficulty
BLUE
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
One-way/Shuttle
Distance
3.77 mi (6.07 km)
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

This mountain bike trail in the Kokopelli Loops has evolved a lot of over time being primarily used as a connector between Lions Loop and Troy Built. As its popularity grew it became a great trail in its own right, and trying to incorporate it in any loop ridden here is a must. The trail begins at the parking lot near the end of Mary’s Loop and continues several miles up a rocky mountain ridge. This trail can be ridden either way because it has a nice descent on both sides. If you are going out late in the day, remember there are no trees in this area to provide shade, so bring plenty of water for the trek upward.

The climb to the top can be very rocky and sandy before you reach the top of the plateau. When you do you reach the top you'll get the best view of the entire trail system in all of McInnis Canyon. This is a great place to take a break and pass some time watching the riders below, and this is also a great spot to see the park if you've never been here and want to get the overview of what it's like. The top of the trail is characterized by a wide doubletrack fire road that is easy to keep speed on. The final section is the rockiest and most twisty as you snake down the canyon and pass between large monolithic rocks with loose gravelly footing. Consider heading out on the Lions Loop after you finish, or explore more of the trails here in the network.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Best views of McInnis Canyon.

Cons

Biggest climb in McInnis Canyon.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

4,810.00 ft (1,466.09 m)

Net Elevation Gain

637.00 ft (194.16 m)

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas

Location

Field Guide

Comments

Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.