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Arivaca Sweepers + ADD NEW ROUTE


23   in Arizona Arizona35 Miles

By cmhitch
on March 1, 2008

3.3out of 5

8 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start about an hour south of Tucson off I-19 in a town called Arivaca Junction. The route starts in Arivaca Junction as you simply head west out of town on W. Arivaca Road.

Scenery

Southern Arizona's best road within 100 miles with massive views of the desert and nearby mountains.

Road Quality

The only worry are cattle guards and the occasional cow. Great sweepers with instant elevation changes that makes the heart soar and all with little if any traffic! Beware the occasional cow and Border Patrol. I rode through two stops but they're nice guys doing a great job.

Roadside Amenities

Arivaca has no fuel but a quaint little market with cold drinks and snacks. Remember, it's about the ride, NOT the food.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on July 27, 2010 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type

Riding Arivaca has a little bit of everything if your talking twisties, unfortunately there are alot of washes that run through the ride. A friend of mine lost it on one of those blind turns that had gravel from a wash, and it hadn't even rained in weeks. There are a few decreasing radius off camber turns throught the trip to watch out for also. I was alomst victim to one, thank god no one was coming at me in the other lane. Also alot of Border Patrol out there and for good reason!!

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By Guest
on August 4, 2009 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Continue through Arivaca and turn right at Sasabee Rd. This takes you into Three Points, turn right onto hwy 86 and back into Tucson for a nice loop. If you turn left at Three points, It takes you towards Kitt Peak Nat. Observatory and one can get out of the heat.

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By Guest
on September 25, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Fantastic Ride... There's definitely Fuel and Food. The road to Arivaca Lake, Ruby Rd., gets pretty patchy near the lake -- go slow, take it easy. Otherwise this is an AWESOME route.

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By Guest
on March 21, 2009 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Arivaca does have fuel... how do I know this? I deliver it!

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By Jerry G
on June 9, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Enduro

The road from Arivaca to I-19 is not too bad, a few potholes along the way. The road from Arivaca to 286 is rough. There are a lot of potholes, and there is sand/gravel in the low areas so be careful. In Arivaca there is gas and food. There is a grocery store, food cart and just out of the main part of town there is a coffee shop. The scenery is great; I saw many deer along the way. Also saw vultures eating recent road kill in the road so be careful. Be careful, slow down and enjoy the ride.

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By Guest
on January 29, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Yes there is fuel available at the store. The road is well maintained but beware, that thrilling sweeper may well run into a recently flooded wash. You will suddenly be in 4 inches of gravel 100 feet across. Cows do show up in this road and deer are all year. The sweepers are irregular, some tightening turns. Frankly this road is dangerous and should be taken seriously. Moreso between Arivaca and the Sasabee hiway on to the west. The scenery is stunning and at speed, a distraction. The huge peak is Barbaquivari Peak and a landmark for miles around. Be careful, slow down and enjoy the ride.

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By Guest
on April 6, 2008 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

The desert area is HOT from mid-spring through early fall - use common sense in dealing with two- and-four-legged animals!

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By Guest
on December 21, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1993

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is a great ride, but the road can be tricky. Like when they use that asphalt gravel to fill in the pot holes. PAY ATTENTION!

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