Is your profile pic from Area 52?Just to throw out some info on this place...
Don't go out to Area52 expecting to "ride" your bike like you normally ride your bike. I went out there a few years back and we had a good time, but there are no "trails" to speak of. It's a playground I guess, if you can find the playground areas. Expect lots of scree(sp?), HAB and expect an adventure. If you are the type who is looking for an adventure for a day then you will have a good time. If not then you will likely not have a good time.
Just to make it clear, I am no freerider whatsoever. So I probably didn't find the good stuff b/c I can't ride that kind of stuff. I did find some 2 to 3 footers to flat to play around on but all in all, it was fun but I've never felt I needed to go back. Just some food for thought for those who have never been.
Ha! As a matter of fact it was taken out there. Funny I didn't make that connection with this post. I can see how it would be a great photo place. It's unique. You've got the 4 Lane Highway, some rock formations and some pretty good views from up top.Is your profile pic from Area 52?
I love the place, but mostly for the photo side of it.
I'm close by in Florence and frequent the "area". It's mostly beyond my abilities on an MTB, but I could buzz out there on my moto and get you started. It's the kind of place that you need to study for years before you really know it. And it's as much hikin as bikin,Hey all I just move here a few months back and Area 52 looks like a super cool place -- I can't seem to find much on where it is other than "East of Florence". Can someone point me in the right direction?
Cross the creek from the Box Canyon side. The water is 150cfs right now. :thumbsup: or drive in from the southside if you have a 4x4.thanks for the pics; azepic. makes me want to go there even more!
So; we had a foiled attempt to get there last week; stopped at the dam and told we could not use that road. so we headed on to Tucson and rode 50/Milly/Peppersauce....,great time
Planning to return Thursday March 15 if anyone going, pls let me know so we could follow you to get there etc. cheers. TS