I think it's best to start at Anthem Hills Park (Eastern---Anthem Parkway----Reunion Drive) and park right next to the baseball field. There is singletrack on both sides of the paved hiking trail going up. You'll hit a dirt jeep road above this stuff. Just follow the signs and the Bursage Loop should be on your left. Lots of options from there.I live in Henderson near stephanie and 215 and was thinking of finding this trail. What is the best way to get their?
Did you see a trail crew camped out near the trailhead? I heard they were working on trail improvements from now until April.
From what you describe sounds like you went all the way to the Shadow Canyon TH and climbed that Powerline road.:thumbsup: I'm surprised we didn't run into you yesterday.I decided to try this trail on Sunday. I didn't know that the park baseball fields
were next to Del Webb middle school. I found a parking spot that would hopefully
be safe from any hit foul balls.
I started off with reading the nice park map with the trail diagram. Somehow
I glanced over a very important part more on that later.
I started with mixed riding of singletrack, asphalt, and jeep road.
I decided what the heck lets ride the entire anthem east trail if I
could find it correctly. I figured about 7 miles out and then 7 back
according to the map diagram.
After some riding I came to this sign and figured
it cant be too bad because none of the ride had been
very technical which I do enjoy a nice ride
that flows without busting my shins.
The nice thing about the signs is the mile marker and arrows helping you
understand how much more fun is involved. After some hike a bike, ride,
hike a bike, doing deep breaths and more riding I tell myself
where did all the climbing come from.:eekster:
More climbing and riding I find this sign.
I say cool double diamonds. I pull out the cell phone and snap a pic and
send it to my cousin in Durango and my brother in Denver.
More riding and then the major climbing starts and
I yell out "bloody hell":cryin: I ride, hike, ride, and etc
I try to keep finding a rock on the hill to shoot for,
I had to complete some fun switchbacks and I am still
several miles from the end of the trail.
Finally I get to the end and tell myself eat and rest.
Also trying to decide can I ride back thru the streets
to the beginning or ride back. Hell yes ride back
there had to be more down hill on the way back then uphill.
The snickers bar taste awesome. I find this on the way back and
know I am close to finished. I also say to myself call my wife and
ask her to cook that frozen pizza.
Once I get back to my vehicle I read that park map sign and
up near the top corner I notice under trail information it reads
easy 5% slope to difficult 75% slope.
I just chuckle to myself and go home and eat pizza.
After reading Mr.D's post... Yeah, we definitely missed a lot!:madman:
Yup. I'm not sure how we missed the first right on the Bursage Loop, but after expanding the gps pic a couple times, I see there'll be a lot more exploring for us to do the next time around. Anyway, thanks!:thumbsup:From what I can see you turned into the Bursage loop and kept on going down. Definitely a short ride. You could've taken a right from the jeep road like what Mr. D did or taken the right fork on the Bursage Loop to the newer singletrack.
i hate working dayshift sometimes :madman:Yup. I'm not sure how we missed the first right on the Bursage Loop, but after expanding the gps pic a couple times, I see there'll be a lot more exploring for us to do the next time around. Anyway, thanks!:thumbsup: