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3.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.33
6 Reviews

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By Jiva (5 McR Points) on Mar 10, 2014

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Jeremy1998
December 14, 2014
The Summit is closed until "at least February",…
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fairbanksdmt
6 McR Points
December 31, 2014
The road itself is in great condition and is very…
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Written Directions

Start at the corner of Central Ave and Baseline Rd in Phoenix and head south into the South Mountain park. Follow the road through the park to the summit of South Mountain and beyond to the Buena Vista lookout point.

Scenery

This is a spectacular ride right in the middle of downtown Phoenix. The road starts from south Central Ave and then follows a series of twisties as it climbs to the top of South Mountain. Once there, the view of the entire Phoenix Metro area is absolutely spectacular.

Drive Enjoyment

The road is filled with twisties. The speed limit is generally about 15-25 mph as it climbs 2000 ft to the top of the mountain.

Tourism Opportunities

The start of the road is in town, so there's tons of shops/gas there, but once you enter the park, it's just picnic tables and nature. At the top of the mountain is a lookout point, but no bathrooms.

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South Mountain Summit Road
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Jeremy1998
December 14, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
The Summit is closed until "at least February", so assume closer to March.
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fairbanksdmt
December 31, 2014
6 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
The road itself is in great condition and is very curvy and well maintained. The problem is the congestion on the road by groups of bicycle riders and keep an eye out for the many patrol cars. Also getting to the base of the mountain requires driving through the heart of Phoenix so beware of the traffic during rush hour as it can get pretty hairy at times.
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BiggsFZ1
May 5, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This was awesome I live in phoenix so i literally went and did this with no planning the same day. Traffic is courteous. The corners can be a little hairy. Bathrooms and maps everywhere. And you can ride to like 4-5 different spots at the top with different views. Check it out on a day off and wear sunscreen hahaha haha safe rides yall
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