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Old 02-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #1
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Safford to Klondike to Mammoth AZ via Rug road?

I'm working on a route from Austin Texas to Tucson to go see my Pops.. I want to stay off Highway and stick to as many dirt roads as possible.. I have most of it planned out but having a little trouble finding a more direct route from Safford to Tucson.. Anyone have the trail from Klondike to Mammoth az?

I see on some 4x4 forums that there is a trail called Rug road..

question is it doable on my SuperTenere with a decent rider?

anyone have gps down load of that area?


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Old 02-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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Hee hee, ya, definitely doable if you are a pretty skilled rider on a light bike. Coming from Mammoth to Klondike is harder than the way you are talking but there are still 2 rough climbs as you get closer to Mammoth.

Edit...would not attempt this on a Super Tenere, the bike doesn't have the clearance and you will drop it on the climb to the saddle. I would however see the Klondike side...the valley there is awesome and there is some cliff dwellings that you can just walk up to.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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From the Klondyke road drive south on the Araviapa/ Bonita road, all dirt to Bonita. For more dirt ride a few hundred yards of pavement to High creek road, the Sunset loop is very scenic dirt that will bring you back to the pavement, ten more miles gets you to Gas, get gas here and avoid Wilcox by tuning right in a mile or so on Hamilton road, dirt for a few miles, take it to Airport road that will turn into the Three links road. Take it to the river road and head north. In order to enter Tucson on the east side turn onto the Reddington pass road. In order to enter Tucson on the North or West side continue on down stream to the turnoff for San Manuel and Oracle.
A much more enjoyable option.
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