Patagonia 80

Training Route / by Captain ‘O’

A fantastic riding, highly scenic route looping through Harshaw creek canyon, the Canelo Hills, the San Rafael valley and the Patagonia mountains. This route is an extension of the Patagonia 50 route with a swing further north and east. As mapped, this route is in the direction counter to that of Patagonia 50, giving it a different and unique riding experience.

For a great overview of the riding in the Patagonia area, give a read to the writeup done by Caffeine and Watts: Patagonia, A Gravel Utopia.

This is a 5 Star Route all the way, but we have not had the time to ride it, document it, and photograph it in this direction. Thus, the Training Route designation for the moment. (If you would like to help us out with pictures and a detailed route description, send as an email. Email address is at the bottom of the page.)

At ~ mile 35.5 water and food can be found at the Parker Canyon Lake and Marina general store (easonal). At the intersection of Highway 83 (paved) and Montezuma Canyon road (gravel) continue straight towards the lake instead of going left. This will add ~ 1 mile. // Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 81 miles / 6000 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 70% gravel, 30% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 1 hour, 5 min south of Tucson, Arizona
– Published: January 2020

Difficulty

Advanced. Due to distance and elevation gain.

The Start

Patagonia Town Park. Street side parking on McKeown Avenue. Flush toilets. Water.
Lat / Long: 31.540065, -110.753732


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

For help with GPS files, the RideWithGPs mapping app and to learn how to download our routes for free, see the “Using Our Rides” page.

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