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Scottsdale, Arizona

30 mi   gravel

Seven Springs Rd to Bloody Basin Junction

Gravel route from N Cave Creek Rd to F R 269, Black Canyon City, Yavapai County, Arizona

"As an out and back, you're looking at over 6000 ft. of elevation gain. Bring your climbing gears (and legs)! This route is 95% gravel. Depending on the time of year, Seven Springs Road is either graded smooth hardpack (Winter) or loose, choppy washboard gravel (Summer). Access to the road is via Cave Creek road before it turns into Seven Springs Road. A good place to park is in the clearing near the Ranger Station at the turn-off to Bartlett Lake. There is a water crossing just south of Seven Springs Campground - is it usually rideable at only a few inches deep, but be careful during the rainy season. North of the campground about 8 miles in is very remote - there are no water sources or services other than the creek at the campground. Don't expect to see anyone except the rare rancher. Bring plenty of water (200+ oz per person) for a day ride and start early before 5:30 am in the Summer months."