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I just found out there is a trail in Casa Grande... Can anyone tell me about it. I dont think it would take me too long to get to it from Queen Creek.. Any info on how to get to it or where it is from the locals or anyone who has been there. I will be getting to it via Hunt highway and Attaway. Thank..
 

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Could need to stand down

If its where I'm thinking of, I've been there very recently - only it was on foot and I had permission from one of the land owner's agents to be there for my work.

The Sacaton Mountain Mosey was an MBAA series race held on various trails in the foothills of the Sacaton Mountains in northwest Casa Grande, west of I-10, and north of SR-238 and nearer-yet, Val Vista Road. As an event, it went the way of Pulstar hubs and Tange suspension forks. That sound like the place you're asking about?

The trails, mostly hilly fire roads and wildcat singletrack moto tracks, are still there. The terrain I saw looked like fun to ride, but not necessarily worth traveling for (i.e, no better than Hawes, Pass Mountain, etc). Its a scenic-enough place, insofar as you don't stare at the open pit copper mine to the south or all the garbage the local yahoos have dumped (not that garbage hasn't been put to good, artistic use at Fantasy Island). Regardless, its private land now, and it'll be a 5,500 acre residential development (Copper Mountain Ranch) soon enough. I'm not a fencehopper, so there it sits waiting for its highest and best use, so to speak.

I replied to your intro thread, too. I'm a Tucson local, and a a bona fide rockcrusher at that. PM me some time if you'd like to meet at the 50-Year Trail or something.

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If its where I'm thinking of, I've been there very recently - only it was on foot and I had permission from one of the land owner's agents to be there for my work.

The Sacaton Mountain Mosey was an MBAA series race held on various trails in the foothills of the Sacaton Mountains in northwest Casa Grande, west of I-10, and north of SR-238 and nearer-yet, Val Vista Road. As an event, it went the way of Pulstar hubs and Tange suspension forks. That sound like the place you're asking about?

The trails, mostly hilly fire roads and wildcat singletrack moto tracks, are still there. The terrain I saw looked like fun to ride, but not necessarily worth traveling for (i.e, no better than Hawes, Pass Mountain, etc). Its a scenic-enough place, insofar as you don't stare at the open pit copper mine to the south or all the garbage the local yahoos have dumped (not that garbage hasn't been put to good, artistic use at Fantasy Island). Regardless, its private land now, and it'll be a 5,500 acre residential development (Copper Mountain Ranch) soon enough. I'm not a fencehopper, so there it sits waiting for its highest and best use, so to speak.

I replied to your intro thread, too. I'm a Tucson local, and a a bona fide rockcrusher at that. PM me some time if you'd like to meet at the 50-Year Trail or something.

Bike down,
=Jason=
Thanks, and I will take you up on that ride.... When I get back into shape, you probably would do circles around me. Ive been off my bike for sometime and have now returned. I just hate living where I do, im like 45 minutes away from hawes now. Nonetheless, I will get back into shape and have fun getting there. Its just so damn hot to get motivated now. I did ride the neibhorhood Saturday for 45 min... I'll take you up say around October.. Thanks...
 

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Its much more than that!

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I thought the only thing worthwhile in Casa Grande was a Taco Bell.
No friend, they also have a Del Taco, and let's not forget the world class shopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall! And here's an open question for the forum: Since every outlet mall has one of those Big Dog stores, where is it that they sell those insipid St Bernard t-shirts at full retail price?

Man, without a trail, or the need to stop for gas, I can think of no reason for me to be in Casa Grande.

I had no idea when I woke up this morning that I'd be having such a sarcastic day.

Oh, and Crusher, squirrel away snglspdrz(AT)yahoo(DOT)com for autumn. I'm more likely to see an e-mail than a PM, seeing as I mostly lurk without logging in. And I've never ridden a circle around anybody, so pacing is not an issue.
 

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If your thinking of the old race course...

....you will be dissapointed. I'm a believer that all rides have some good aspects to them unfortunately this trail is one that nobody wanted to ride on other than on race day. There was quite a bit of trash there last time I was in the area. Motorized vehicles had much of the area chewed up and there was less than a mile of singletrack anywhere in the area. I believe it is private land, as the other poster suggested, but ornery ******** still donate much aluminum and glass.
I'd stick with pass mountain and hawes.
 

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Casa Grande Mountain

Crusher said:
I just found out there is a trail in Casa Grande... Can anyone tell me about it. I dont think it would take me too long to get to it from Queen Creek.. Any info on how to get to it or where it is from the locals or anyone who has been there. I will be getting to it via Hunt highway and Attaway. Thank..
Casa Grande Mountain Trail is in the review section. North section is a fun five mile loop at the intersection of I-8 & I-10. Well worn in and easy to follow. The South trails are pretty rugged about 7 miles worth and you need to drive around the mountain to get there although We've strarted a connector trail I hope to finish this fall. You can get about 13 miles of riding in on various terrain in a small area. Kent at Round Trip Bike Shop can supply you with a map and more info. Don't bother with Taco Bell or Del Taco, Ricardo's on Florence Blvd. may be the best Mexican food in the area. Enjoy!
 

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Casa Grande Trails

Casa Grande has some good rides. A group has been building trail in the area for a couple of years, the old MBAA race course north of CG on west Val Vista road has been a long time favorite with plenty of "locally known" singletrack, however the newest land owners (last 3 years) have denied MBAA's request to hold a race on the property.The area has become the domain of quads and trash dumpers. The newest trails in the area are south of CG on "CG mountain". The city has expressed a desire to develope trails and a park on the MT. As CGcharlie noted in the thread there is some great riding in this area and more being built. Kent at Round Trip Bike Shop can help with maps and directions. There are reviews of the trail on the trail rev section of mtbr. ............."Warning" CG is a " flippin hot" place in the summer, unless you ride early or very late with lights. By Oct 15th prime riding season starts and CG has got plenty of other great riding within 30 miles that can keep a rider smilling unitl May.
 
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