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You can go skiing. You can lace up your sneakers and go hiking. Or you can grab a bike and go for it, all over Northern Arizona. Flagstaff, Arizona, is full of mountain biking trails.

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  • Mountain biking is a great way to enjoy the various views Flagstaff has to offer. 
  • There are biking paths for all levels and abilities. 
  • If you don’t have a bike? No worries. There are bike shops in town that offer rentals.

Here are some Flagstaff biking trails:

Little Bear Trail
This smooth one-way track is chock full of great views and nature. 

  • Distance: 8 miles 
  • Average Time: 1.5 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet 
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trail Type: Loop 
  • Trailhead: Take US Highway 89 to Elden Spring Road and turn left, after 3.5 miles there will be a parking lot on the right side; the trailhead is here.

Mt. Elden Trail
This long trail is great if you’re looking for a challenge with a bird’s eye view of the town. 

  • Distance: 14.5 miles 
  • Average Time of Ride: 3 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet 
  • Difficulty: Hard 
  • Trail Type: Loop 
  • Trailhead: The trail is just off of a fork in the road after Schutlz Pass Road. Stay left at the fork and continue on. Parking is on the right.

Flagstaff Urban Trail System
If you’re looking for a trail that will keep you in town and allow you to stop periodically for a cup of coffee or a snack this trail is the one for you. 

  • Distance: 50 miles 
  • Average Time of Ride: varies by how long you stay on the trail 
  • Elevation gain: None 
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Trail Type: Walking/biking trail 
  • Trailhead: Trailheads for the Flagstaff Urban Trail System are located all over town.

Dry Lakes Trail
This short woodsy trail is close to town. 

  • Distance: .8 mile 
  • Average Time of Ride: 1.5 
  • Elevation gain: 35 feet 
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Trail Type: out and back 
  • Trailhead: The trailhead is at Flag Ranch Road and Woody Mountain Road

I am looking for a biking guide.

There are plenty of bike shops in town. One shop that offers bikes, rentals, repair service and group biking trips is Absolute Bikes.

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