Geronimo Trail, South Mountain
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.
This is not me, but it’s Geronimo trail on a Pivot Firebird. Sweet.
Tisser and friends down Geronimo
A combo of shots taken from a few runs down Geronimo. South Mountain Arizona.