Nemo Spring

Total Miles
5.0

Elevation

1,967.48 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

Nemo Spring is an intermediate 50-inch trail, full of small and sharp cobble rock, boulders, and chunky rock that make for a very bumpy ride. The surface of the trail is covered in rock almost the entire time. There are several very rocky and loose hill climbs and descents that sometimes are steep. There is a section in the middle of the trail that gets narrow and appears to only be ridden by dirt bikes and would be too narrow for an ATV. It narrows when the trail veers left from the main trail at an unmarked intersection (when riding north to south), and this turn probably gets missed by most ATV riders and has narrowed over time. It's helpful to have a GPS track to not miss this turn. It meets back up to a wider ATV track, followed by a really long hill climb with small rocky ledges. This climb would be really hard for the inexperienced rider or if your tires don't have good traction. It gains 1,750 feet in elevation and loses 500 feet over 5.4 miles. The trail has a few unmarked intersections that aren't obvious and has nice views of the Prescott Valley and surrounding mountains. It's overall a pretty challenging trail because of so many rocks.

Difficulty

This trail is rated a 5 for dirt bikes and would be even more difficult for an ATV due to so many rocks, steep climbs, and rock ledges. The middle of the trail is likely not passable for an ATV due to it becoming too narrow over time.

Technical Rating

5

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Access Description

The Green Gulch Blue Hills Trail System is a small trail system south of Prescott Valley, Arizona, made up of several ATV trails and a couple of single tracks in a high desert terrain that can be hot even in early fall. There is a large dirt parking lot accessed at the end of Newtown Avenue, at the east entrance to the Charcoal Gulch Trail, and a small parking area at the west entrance to the Salida Connection Trail. All of the trails here are an intermediate challenge due to being in a very loose rocky terrain.

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