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Old 01-28-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Sheep's Bridge, Arizona

This Sunday (2/2/2014), a couple of dual sports and a couple of aggressive side-by-sides are heading to Sheep's Bridge and back via 7 Springs (FR24) and Bloody Basin (FR269).

I consider myself a decent technical rider, while the other dual sport is pretty noobish to dual sporting. The side-by-sides on the other hand, my 13 year daughter could drive. :)

How is the ride on this route? Is it wide enough for side-by-sides all the way to the bridge? Could someone with a new dual sport skill set be able to transverse 7 Springs (I know they could easily handle south of Cave Greek Campground, which I've been to several times) and Blood Basin all the way to the Verde?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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The road is easily wide enough for side by sides. Watch out for Sunday traffic. The road is easily doable for a dualsport noob except there is a somewhat rocky couple of miles a little after you turn off of 7 springs and onto Bloody Basin.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #3
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there are a few little parts here and there to keep an eye out for, creek crossings, rocky'ish sections, its a moderate ride for a beginner rider.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:15 AM   #4
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Watch out for the couple of water crossings at seven springs, concrete and algae. Surprisingly slippery and could plop you down in a hurry (ask me how I know). Also check out the hot springs down by the river.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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Watch out for the couple of water crossings at seven springs, concrete and algae. Surprisingly slippery and could plop you down in a hurry (ask me how I know). Also check out the hot springs down by the river.
Hot springs on this route? Where?
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #6
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As you ride towards the bridge, on your left there's a sandy beach with a kind of bamboo forest. In that bamboo stuff there's a small pool someone has dug out and built a bench. Kind of stinks though (sulphur, rotten-eggy) and I've been told that sometimes you'll stumble across naked folks...
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Years ago, there was a neat trail/tunnel through the bamboo stuff and somebody had put in a bathtub and built up a little patio area... pretty cool. Then it flooded and washed it all away.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #8
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and before that there was a nice stone and cement structure with two tubs that dated back to the '30's. most likely built by the sheep herders. i remember holding my boyfriends hand as we soaked in the two tubs watching the stars at nite.
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and before that there was a nice stone and cement structure with two tubs that dated back to the '30's. most likely built by the sheep herders. i remember holding my boyfriends hand as we soaked in the two tubs watching the stars at nite.
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Never noticed anything like that out at Sheep's Bridge. I guess way back when that's where the saying, AZ where Men are Men & the sheep are nervous
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:12 PM   #11
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I think DR650SEDDY is a better candidate
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:16 PM   #12
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I will like to go to take a picture of the famous tubs. Never been there.
Too easy of a ride. Back way crown king sounds more fun.
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