Geronimo Trail, South Mountain

24th St. to Geronimo at EveryTrail

Geronimo trail is one I daydream about (well before riding Whistler, I would dream of Geronimo, now I dream in Freight Train/Dirt Merchant/A-Line). Geronimo has the best thousand feet of vertical drop I could ever ask for in two miles of desert trail. It’s almost non-stop action, sweet lines around every switchback and bend.

Geronimo usually ends up in the downhill/freeride/bring your body armor category, and rightly so- it has enough tech and drops to keep serious downhillers happy. I’m an XC rider who likes to push my limits as well as the limits of my bike. Only 100mm up front and 4 inches in back on the Fuel EX 9 is just enough for a comfortable yet wild ride. El Guapo would eat this trail alive.

Shuttling is the best option for the big rigs, I prefer to get my Geronimo fix starting at 24the street and climbing Mormon and National to Buena Vista. Then I strap on my virtual armor and descend. Most riders ride down Geronimo through Scout Camp, a private trail that is open to bikes. I should really get some real armor someday as crashing down Geronimo is inevitable, as you’ll see in my Wheels Eye View ride below.

Geronimo-Scout CampThis is not me, but it’s Geronimo trail on a Pivot Firebird. Sweet.


Pivot Firebird Demo ride at South Mtn from Ken Bennett on Vimeo.

Tisser and friends down Geronimo


1/25/09 – Geronimo from Tisser on Vimeo.


Geronimo helmet cam compilation from clkwrk on Vimeo.

A combo of shots taken from a few runs down Geronimo. South Mountain Arizona.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 stuart March 7, 2009 at 7:51 am

Great trail, not for climbing really, but great to decend. Thats me in the grey in the video by clockwork.

2 Rackone June 4, 2014 at 5:52 am

uuuuuuuuuuuuu such a great trail to descend I have to try it some day!

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