Arizona Trail Jamboree
Date and TimeSaturday, January 9, 2016
Pistol Hill Trailhead
The Arizona Trail Jamboree is a charity ride benefiting the Arizona Trail Association. 35 miles (or 25) of sweet singletrack (one way), ending with free beer and schwag at Pistol Hill Road.
Maps / GPS2016 route will be the same as 2012/2013/2014/2015
Detail Map: AZT Jamboree Detail.pdf
GPX file: AZT-Jamboree2012.gpx
These maps are for the full 35 mile course. The 25 mile simply starts at mile ~15 of the route, cutting off some challenging and very slow terrain. The 25 starts off the "Lakes" Road.
How to sign upTo sign up please make the suggested $35 donation directly to the Arizona Trail Association. Here is the link to ATA's donation page:
Near the bottom of this page is a button that says PayPal Donate Now. It will take you to PayPal's website where they can enter the amount ($35) and make sure to input the following on item description: AZTJAMBOREE
LogisticsOnce you have made your donation to ATA, please RSVP for a shuttle time (or as a self shuttle, which is highly encouraged) by filling out this form:
AZT Jamboree RSVP.
Please DO NOT fill out this form until after you have donated!
There are two shuttle times, 8am and 10am and two ride distances.
8am shuttle - 35 mile distance (6-8 hours, start: Box Canyon Road)
10am shuttle - 25 mile distance (4-6 hours, start: Lakes Road)
Self-shuttle - Start whenever and wherever you feel. Some riders will be simply riding out/back from Pistol Hill. Meet back at Pistol Hill for the post-ride event.
Both distances finish at Pistol Hill, where the shuttle pickup is. BYO meat for the after ride festivities at Pistol Hill.
Directions to Pistol HillFrom Tucson: Head East out of Tucson on 22nd Street, and hang a right on Old Spanish Trail just past Houghton. Follow this road for about 13 miles following the signs to Colossal Cave Park. About two-miles out from the Park, you'll come to the Pistol Hill intersection which will be dirt on your left and paved on your right. Hang a left onto the well-graded dirt road and follow this about 1.5-miles to the trailhead. You will cross a cattle-guard and see the parking on the right with a large wooden signboard. The trailhead is about 20-yards back up the road past the cattle guard.
From Phoenix: Take I-10 to exit 279, Wentworth Rd / Vail. Turn left on Wentworth Road, going north to Vail. After about 2 miles the road will cross railroad tracks and hit a T intersection. Turn right to stay on Colossal Cave Road. Follow this until it becomes Colossal Cave Road. 4.2 miles from the T intersection Pistol Hill Road crosses Old Spanish Trail (a paved road) and becomes dirt. Continue for 1.5 miles on the dirt road to the trailhead as described in the directions from Tucson.
Please carpool as there is limited parking available!