Bicycle Culture

Cycle: Mountain Bike Getaway to Munds Park

Arizona is known worldwide as one of the nation's best mountain biking states because of its varied terrain and consistently good weather. Think about it -- this place has deserts, plateaus and high(ish) mountains and it's always 80 degrees and sunny somewhere.

Sure, spots like the Catalina Mountains in Tucson, South Mountain and Black Canyon in Phoenix, Red Rocks in Sedona, Mt. Eldon in Flagstaff and Sunrise in Pinetop get most of the dirt love, and deservedly so. But a small vacation home town about 25 miles south of Flagstaff is a secret mountain bikers' paradise with endless miles of off road bliss rolling in every direction.

Munds Park may seem like it's more of an ATV capitol at first glance, but the double track trails and infinite web of forest roads make some prime riding for those looking to roll their knobbies over any kind of dirt.

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Jason Franz
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