AZ Trail Jamboree and Work Day

When: Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12, 2020. We work on the Arizona Trail for a day and then we ride it the following day!

Why: We want to be fully invested in making the Arizona Trail all it can be with not only our funding but also our labor. On our 10th Anniversary of the AZ Trail Jamboree, we want to change the event to be more focused on trail.

Details: The format of the AZ Trail Jamboree will be changing this year to focus more on the the trail. On Saturday, the Arizona Trail Association will be partnering with us to work on the trail.

Workday Information for Saturday at 9:00am:

Thank you for signing up for the workday event. On Saturday, we will start to meet at the Pistol Hill TH (same place we have always met up for the jamboree) at 9:00 a.m. If we finish early or we have too much help, we can also do some tread work while we are out there. The plan is to install the two rollover gates from the morning to the afternoon.


The normal attire is recommended (shoes, pants, etc) along with water and sunscreen. I will have a few 6-packs of beer. If you plan to stay longer, bring some BBQ items. I will be camping out both Friday and Saturday night. 

The next morning, we will divide into two groups and do a neutral, group ride to the Arizona Trail just south of Interstate 10. Those that want to do a quick out-in-back to the Lakes can continue south. The rest will start heading north back to the finish where the normal bring-your-own-BBQ options festivities will happen.

Camping Options

With a proper AZ State Land permit, you can camp anywhere out near Pistol Hill. I would recommend the same areas that the shuttle used to pick us up at in order to congregate in the same areas as usual. If you need to know the coordinates, here is where I will be camping on Friday and Saturday night (although I am showing up a little late Friday).

32.090914, -110.624186

Directions to Pistol Hill

From 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.

Google Map
Please carpool if you are not camping as there is limited parking available!

For more information

Contact Chad Brown at azepicriderandrunner AT gmail.com

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