Tortillas, Canyons, and Hills

Route number-  1107
Route name- Tortillas, Canyons, and Hills
Distance (km)- 103
Shape- Out and Back
Free-route?- no
Climbing (ft)- 3900
Location- starts/ends in Mesa, AZ
Dates available- All Year
Contact- Paul Layton
Description- Take a beautiful ride up into the Canyons above Apache Jcts
, visit Tortilla Flat, and the end of the pavement.
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The route starts off at Albertsons on the corner of Power and Broadway in Mesa.   It works it's way north to Brown and slowly climbs up to the foot of the Superstition Mountains (it doesn't look like you are climbing but your speed will show it).  After turning onto the Apache trail the real climbing starts.  You will get beautiful views of desert cliffs and canyons through this section as you work your way back to Canyon Lake and then over another hill to Tortilla Flat.   After Tortilla Flat you will be faced with a nice 4 mile hill to climb  up to the end of the pavement and then return the way you came enjoying a thrilling descent.

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