Salida Connection

Total Miles
2.6

Elevation

1,844.22 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Salida Connection is an intermediate 50-inch trail in the Green Gulch Trail System near Prescott, Arizona. It's a wider two-track, with sections of loose dirt and rock and some steep ascents and descents. There's a section of switchbacks that are not too difficult because they are smooth and wide and not too steep, but they add a challenge to the inexperienced rider. This trail is much easier than the nearby Salida and Nemo Spring ATV trails because this one has fewer sections of rock and more smooth sections that are just gravel and not full of big rocks. It still has sections full of rock, just less of them. The west end of the trail turns into a flat and straight section as it drops down off the mountain, followed by a couple more narrow switchbacks, and ends at a gate at a neighborhood. This trail goes through a hot and dry high desert terrain, through oak thickets and juniper trees.

Difficulty

This is an intermediate trail for dirt bikes due to so many loose rocks and steep climbs and would be more difficult for ATVs due to the switchbacks.

Technical Rating

4

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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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