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What The Bike Bandit Says About West Silverbells Moutain Bike Trails
“West Silverbells Trail is a mountain bike trail that does not get a lot of use. A apart of the Ironwood National Monument, you will discover that this is all jeep road. Riding in the Ironwood National Monument is not legal. However, I have done it many times and no one says anthing.”
Jason, The Bike Bandit
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – The trail is like Sonoran Desert at its very best. People who are fond of the desert will enjoy mountain biking this trail.
This mountain bike ride is not that technically challenging so it’s also good for all abilities. West Silverbells Trail is all jeep road but you’ll be surprised of its effects on the legs when you finish. It’s hillier than it looks. Make sure to bring plenty of water because it’s warm. This is a hot ride in anyway you can image, best enjoyed when temperatures are 80 or lower.
There are many cow trail “singletracks” but be careful because mountain bike riding is not allowed in the monument. You can bike on the side roads and the views are stunning.
Directions to West Silverbells Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona
Directions: Go to Avra Valley Road west from I-10, and set your trip odometer to zero. You will ride along the Marana Regional Airport (which has a nice coffee shop) and a last-chance market at Anway Road. Go to your left on the road to Red Rock at mile 19.9 turn left. If you passed by accidentally then you will end up at the Silverbell Mine which is a dirt road that comes with nasty wash crossings. This is a problem for low clearance vehicles. The trailhead is at the cemetery.