Windgate to Bell Pass Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,082' 635 m
Descent: -2,081' -634 m
High: 3,190' 972 m
Low: 1,691' 515 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“An awesome and challenging 10 mile loop starting at the DC Ranch Village Parking Lot.”— Tom Dobson
Head back down to the desert floor on some fun downhill rollers before turning right onto the Bell Pass Trail. Don't worry, you can't miss the signs. Climb again for about a mile and a half and you'll reach the Bell Pass waypoint.
From there on, hold onto your socks as the downhill hiking makes for either an incredibly fast run, or a stumbling hike on the switchbacks to the Gateway Loop Trail. Turn left (south) at the Gateway Loop Trail at follow around clockwise past the Gateway Trail. Turn off to the Horseshoe Trail which takes you back to the Village.
Breathe hard. Its good for you.
Land Manager: City of Scottsdale