Fantasy Island - Trail, Tucson, Arizona

Fantasy Island - Trail, Tucson, Arizona

DESCRIPTION

What visually seems to be a flat trail is very deceiving. Once on the trail expect fast straight-aways after some technical turns and sharp revenes. No need to hike-it, this trail has everything but no dismounts required.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 22, 2014]
Brad
Cross Country Rider

Beginner to intermediate desert single track. I was visiting from out of town and found these trails to be a lot of fun.

Customer Service

Beginners should start at South trailhead on Valencia Rd and take the Bunny Trail. Intermediate riders can start on the North trailhead on Irvington

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 01, 2009]
clintadel
Cross Country Rider

I'm from phoenix, and a friend put together a trip for a bunch of us to ride all day after camping. The only word I can think of to describe the trails is RAD!!! I had just converted my bike to single speed, and it is single speed paradise. I would also rate the trail beginner-intermediate. There is just a bunch of fun things to do along the trails, and being on the single speed was perfect for it all.

Customer Service

Start on the north side entrance and ride everything. Make a day of it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 25, 2008]
Mullet3
Weekend Warrior

I was in southern AZ, on military TDY, and got steered to this trail. It is by far the best trail I found in SE AZ. The difficulty is beginer to intermediate. There are lots of flats and rolling terrain, not very technical. It feels like a park rather than a trail system, but it is lots of fun. The trail isn't filled with an ungodly amount of babyheads, like most of the trails I found in the area. You can spend a good 3 hours trying to hit it all. The locals were very friendly and helpful.

Customer Service

I started on the northern side and rode whatever I had time for.

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I drove from Sierra Vista, because it was worth the trip, the best I could find. I heard there are other good trails around Tucson.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 26, 2007]
Randall XC
Cross Country Rider

Contrary to the description found in Cosmic Ray's book, overall this is NOT a fast trail. It was really hard to get into a flow on this ride. It was my first time riding here and I have to say, I didn't like it. Here's why: Fast flats lasting 1-3 minutes with small rollers and shallow banks (that's the good part), then. . .descend a fairly steep, short, gravel filled rut into a sand wash. Power your way through the sandy wash and ascend a fairly steep, short, gravel filled rut up the other side. The gravel is more like scree--loose and shifty rocks ranging from baseball to volleyball-size. Dodge ball your way down, hope you don't fall, and dodge ball your way up, rear wheel pushing rocks all around while the front wheel tries to keep a line.
I lost count how many times this happened in the 6.5 mile loop, maybe 20 +/-. Hard to get into a flow. Like making love and having to stop every two minutes to change a light bulb or take out the trash or . . .you get the point.

Customer Service

Salt Lake City, Coeur D'Alene, I'm pretty much over Arizona

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Pima and Dynamite in Scottsdale.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 15, 2007]
DIRT DAZE
Weekend Warrior

This a a great place to ride and in composed of amatuer to intermediate level singletrack. Like others have said, its difficulty depends on how fast you go. For the most part, it is gentle rolling. Short desents into washes, then back up the other side. There are some nice, cross country type sections as well. There are a few tiny jumps, a short drop near the Halfpipe, a few sharp rises that, if hit fast enough, can earn you some nice air. Fantasy is almost all one way, so its hard to get lost. But in Arizona Heat, take a map just in case.

Customer Service

There are two entrances. I prefer the Valencia entrance. You pick up the bunny loop from here. Then a few minutes in, I make a right onto the Snake Dance loop. This is an easy loop with tight turns and tons of Cacti. I run the Dance loop back to the Bunny, then on to the Dead Cow, my favorite loop. Try it out and have fun!

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50 year trail, Starr Pass.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 01, 2007]
5ribcrk
Cross Country Rider

This is the trail I learned to ride on and continue to hit one or two times a week. Great place for a beginner to learn XC riding and a decent challenge for more advanced riders when ridden fast. Trail is kept clean and well maintaned. Weekends get a little crowded but having the one-way trails eliminates collisions. For the best ride start on the Valencia side.

Customer Service

Valencia East half mile past Nexus turn left into dirt staging area.

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Arizona trail,Chiva falls.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 14, 2006]
jsttri
Weekend Warrior

I love this trail. I live less than a mile from it and try to ride it twice a week. The bunny trail is a great warmup if you want to enter from Valencia Rd. Take all the loops if you can. The Christmas Tree Loop is my favorite. Beware the skull and crossbones entrance to the halfpipe unless you are one of the crazy guys with the $5K full suspension bikes and no love of your body. The trail is difficult enough to keep experienced riders happy and easy enough to get the beginner excited enough to come back.

Customer Service

The Lone Pine is the main loop. The best extended loops are Christmas Tree and the Burro.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 20, 2006]
maxsoul
Weekend Warrior

Dated: Thursday August 17th, 2006 Very Impressive! A blast! Six thumbs up! Two friends and I started Fantasy Island at 6:15 AM Thursday morning. We had nothing but FUN! Not to long into the "yellow course" (forgot name) we stumbled upon an old car hood supported by two broken cinderblocks (very stable). Keep your eyes peeled to the left about ten feet from the main course. You'd have to be blind or focused straight ahead to miss it! At first sight, this hooded jump doesn't look like much, but BELIEVE me...you CAN and WILL catch some serious air off this manmade ramp!!! You’ll need to build up some speed around the approaching corner or you'll take a digger like I did, landing totally crooked and introducing my right shoulder and shin to the dirt. There are some small tree branches on the left just before the ramp so take caution and be careful not to poke an eye out! After that, the ground will suck you in and spit you back out just before you make contact with the front of the hood. With the proper speed and balance after dodging those eye-poking tree branches you'll be heading to the moon! We took a bunch of pictures and on one of my runs; I got about 4 and a half feet air!!! This was very surprising because this ramp setup doesn't seem like the type of jump where you'd get that type of air. And I mean air; there wasn't much room for distance off this jump and I believe this is because of its awkward approach. I’ll write more at a later date about our many fun experiences!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 20, 2006]
Paul
Weekend Warrior

Dated: Thursday August 17th, 2006 Very Impressive! A blast! Six thumbs up! Two friends and I started Fantasy Island at 6:15 AM Thursday morning. We had nothing but FUN! Not to long into the "yellow course" (forgot name) we stumbled upon an old car hood supported by two broken cinderblocks (very stable). Keep your eyes peeled to the left about ten feet from the main course. You'd have to be blind or focused straight ahead to miss it! At first sight, this hooded jump doesn't look like much, but BELIEVE me...you CAN and WILL catch some serious air off this manmade ramp!!! You’ll need to build up some speed around the approaching corner or you'll take a digger like I did, landing totally crooked and introducing my right shoulder and shin to the dirt. There are some small tree branches on the left just before the ramp so take caution and be careful not to poke an eye out! After that, the ground will suck you in and spit you back out just before you make contact with the front of the hood. With the proper speed and balance after dodging those eye-poking tree branches you'll be heading to the moon! We took a bunch of pictures and on one of my runs; I got about 4 and a half feet air!!! This was very surprising because this ramp setup doesn't seem like the type of jump where you'd get that type of air. And I mean air; there wasn't much room for distance off this jump and I believe this is because of its awkward approach. I’ll write more at a later date about our many fun experiences!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 08, 2006]
G-Cracker
Weekend Warrior

Winding round and round, fun downhill and short, rocky climbs but overall there is nothing too difficult here. The faster you go, the more fun it gets. It is seeing a lot of use recently so there are areas that are getting pretty worn and rutted. Skidding is bad... control your bike and keep that back tire rolling! You need a permit ($15/year) to ride, as this is State land. There is a movement to turn this great area into rows and rows of housing. Don't let it happen! http://www.savefantasyisland.org/

Customer Service

Start at the main trailhead and start peddling as fast as you can. Do all the loops for the best workout. Dead Cow and Burro loop are my favs. Even the Bunny trail is fast and fun at the right speed.

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24-hours in the Old Pueblo course.... many others!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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