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Title: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: 0317 on August 18, 2015, 04:29:25 PM
Hey guys,

I'm an active member from SCCX and will be spending 3 days and 2 nights in Scottsdale in October of 2016.

I will have my X with me and I'm looking for some trail info from the experts. My wife is looking for scenic trails with spectacular landscape.

My X is SAS'd, locked front/rear, with crawler gears, and armored. Capable of hardcore trails yet my wife is not into those. She wants "pretty scenery"...lol.

Thanks for any responses
0317
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: Jo-BOB on August 18, 2015, 06:50:53 PM
It won't challenge your rig at all. But the Apache trail is short and has some good change of scenery.
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: AZdesertX on August 19, 2015, 04:26:53 PM
It won't challenge your rig at all. But the Apache trail is short and has some good change of scenery.

i just did the seven springs trail in my X not really challenging but for about 50+ miles the scenery definetly changes.. sends you back to the i17 and you can either go north or south back to phoenix.. starts in scottsdale..
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: DBAX on August 21, 2015, 11:19:01 AM
Take her to "the coves" at Saguaro Lake. You can be as mild or wild as you like, scenery is great, and you can take a dip in the lake if you're hot.
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on August 21, 2015, 02:58:01 PM
Ahh Saguaro, I cut my teeth wheeling there.  The obstacles can be downright dangerous back there.  You can take a fairly easy sandy road or climb in and out of the caverns and go wild.  Air down Here (https://www.google.com/maps/dir//33.5779274,-111.5139131/@33.5772207,-111.5134443,306m/data=!3m1!1e3) and climb up Here (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/33.5791839,-111.5135303/33.5779274,-111.5139131/33.5792793,-111.5133183/33.5818173,-111.4953912/@33.5790863,-111.5126363,275m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e2)  Have fun and stay safe, there are lots of climbs you likely wont be able to make, you'll be dealing with a mix of sand and rock.   
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 21, 2015, 10:11:47 PM
Yeah, running the Coves at Saguaro Lake is still a good time.  I was out there in March with the ATV.  They have signed a bunch of the trails and fenced off some of the old play areas.  The one famous play spot where everyone could get on 3 wheels has been completely graded away.  But, the scenery is second to none out there, and the lake is refreshing.
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: 0317 on August 23, 2015, 08:27:12 PM
How's the lake in October?
Title: Re: Trails near Scottsdale, AZ?
Post by: xZilla on August 24, 2015, 07:49:21 AM
How's the lake in October?

Depending what lake, some may consider them a bit cold. I would say perfect as I like mine that way and not piss warm.