If spending time hiking or bicycling while taking in scenic vistas and unique locations sounds like fun, Manzanita Cyclery (aka Manzanita Adventure Sports), at 307 S. Beeline Highway, may be able to get you going in the right direction.
The Rim country offers some of the best mountain biking in the nation. Cooler temperatures on top of the Mogollon Rim and warmer temperatures at the lower elevations can make for perfect hiking or riding at any time of year.
Trails are available with skill ratings from super technical to easy recreational. Many trails pass historic battlefields, archaeological ruins, abandoned mines and historic homesteads. All trails encompass a part of the expansive beauty of the Rim country. A mix of forest, awe-inspiring vistas, granite mountains and colorful Arizona sunsets showcase the area.
Manzanita Cyclery provides local trail maps and expert trail information free of charge. It carries a full line of highly detailed USGS TOPO maps of the Rim country area to help in planning your own outdoor adventure.
Should you need to borrow a mountain bicycle to ride though Rim country, Manzanita Cyclery rents high-quality full suspension mountain bicycles for $35 per day.
If a guided weekend adventure is more to your liking, three multi-sport luxury camping tours are being offered during the summer of 2004. A typical Friday through Sunday tour consists of Friday night lodging at a local hotel or B&B and "luxury" camping Saturday.
Physically demanding tours including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, all in scenic venues, combine to create a memorable weekend experience. All meals are included. Costs start at about $300 per person based on double occupancy.
For more information, contact Manzanita Cyclery at (928) 474-0744.