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Monday, March 21, 2016

Bike ride on the Indian Bend Wash Trail

We're trying to get in as many activities as we can in the short time we still have here at Canyon Vistas RV Park. We've been here since mid October but how time flies. We got together with our friends. Ron and Patsy last week to ride our bikes on the Indian Bend Wash Trail. This is actually an urban trail.

The Indian Bend Wash Trail follows the banks of Indian Bend Wash between Scottsdale and Tempe. The paved path connects a number of public parks, schools and businesses. A highlight of the route is Scottsdale's Eldorado Park, which is located about mid-trail. The 60-acre park offers a swimming pool, fishing lake, athletic facilities, skate park, playgrounds and picnic areas. Farther north, the lake in Chaparral Park offers a popular place to fish and walk around.
The path is also an important link in the local trail network as it connects to the Rio Salado Paths at its southern end (which follows both of Tempe Town Lake's shores) and both the Arizona Canal Path (which heads west to Phoenix) and Central Arizona Project to Arizona Canal Trail at its northern end.

We parked at the Agua Linda Park on the corner of McDonald Rd and Pima Rd and rode on a connector path to the main trail. The connector path follows along  part of the Silverado Golf Course in Scottsdale.

We started south on the trail until we came to Chaparral Park where we had ridden to before from Tempe Town Lake. Then we headed back north through several parks in Scottsdale.

A gated community with some big houses

Silverado Golf Course

We took our time and stopped several times to enjoy the views and some shade. We had to cross some streets but typically there were underpasses to keep us away from the traffic.

We came through one underpass with a view of a lake and fountain. The lake was large enough that there were some small pontoon boats that residents could troll around on. It's amazing how this trail connects some many parks and communities. We had a fun time and hope to get one more ride in before we leave for the summer.

As we came back to our connector trail, Ron and Patsy didn't hear me call out that we needed to turn so they continued on a short ways until they realized we weren't behind them and they had to turn around. Here they come back to us.

We still have several things we plan to do before we leave at the end of the month. As a matter of fact we just got back from The Goldfield Ghost Town. That's another post with lots of photos.

We're in the rig this afternoon until the sun goes down a little. Got up to 93 today. Well time to relax and maybe go for a bike ride around the park later. Thanks for following along.


  1. What a great bike path! Wish we could've stayed longer!!

    1. You would love it. Right through Scottsdale. Actually we went just north of where we were geocaching. Great area.