Hop in the saddle—the bicycle saddle—and explore southeast Arizona. Whether your bike has skinny tires or knobby ones, or you ride astride a single-speed cruiser or a speedy racer, Sierra Vista is the place to start your bicycle adventure.
Sierra Vista loves bicycling—and bicyclists! Click here to learn about our Bike-Friendly Business program and participating businesses.
Road cyclists looking for long, winding roads with low traffic can’t beat the stretches of asphalt in and around Sierra Vista. Whatever direction you ride, you’ll find a constantly changing landscape and expansive mountain views along the way. And with the promise of good eats in every town (about 30 miles apart) you can grab a bite then pedal on.
Download the Bicycle & Multi-Use Path Map, showing paved paths and marked bicycle lanes in and around Sierra Vista, plus several loop rides through Cochise County.
Favorite Road Rides
Start at Highway 90 and Charleston Road, riding east on Charleston for 16 miles to Tombstone. Charleston Road outside of Sierra Vista narrows with stingy shoulders, but traffic is low volume and visibility is good, and the ride is reasonably smooth with some rough spots. Six miles east of Sierra Vista, the road descends to the San Pedro River through generally rolling terrain. The last mile is a steep descent, then a short, very steep uphill entry into Tombstone. Your reward is a feast of sights, sounds, and flavors the Old West. Get your fill, then head south onto Highway 80. Ride for 12 miles to the intersection with Highway 90; turn right (west) onto Highway 90 and ride to 15 miles into Sierra Vista.
Mountain bikers can find miles of single track trails in the Huachuca Mountains, just a short ride from your hotel along multi-use paths or signed bike lanes. One of the most popular jumping on points is along Ramsey Canyon Road at Brown Canyon Ranch. The Brown Canyon Trail gains about 1,900 feet in elevation and connects with the Hamburg Trail, making a nice loop ride; be sure to take the well-traveled jog to avoid the Miller Peak Wilderness Area. Popular with experienced riders, Brown Canyon gets a little gnarly with the elevation gain and rocky terrain, but the reward is breathtaking views and smooth, flatter trails in open areas. A gentler ride is the Perimeter Trail, gaining only 834 feet in an 8.5 mile loop. Start at Carr Canyon Road or Miller Canyon Road, and then head into the hills. At the junction, add Clark Spring/John Cooper to complete the loop and avoid the wilderness area.
Download the Bicycle Mountain Trail Map, with three favorite trails with elevations.