Sheeps Bridge

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Anyone here been to Sheep Bridge? Wondering how big bike friendly it is, from either Bloody Basin Road or Cave Creek/Seven Springs Road.


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Anyone here been to Sheep Bridge? Wondering how big bike friendly it is, from either Bloody Basin Road or Cave Creek/Seven Springs Road.


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I've been wondering the same thing.
I'm planning an Arizona trip, and was hoping to include a ride to that Bridge...............
 

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I've been wondering the same thing.
I'm planning an Arizona trip, and was hoping to include a ride to that Bridge...............
What's the timing of your trip? Starting to get hot here. Heading north in a couple weeks.

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interesting bridge .... what is it designed for , it's history ? pedestrian traffic only or could one ride across on a bike without law enforcement getting upset ?
 

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As the name implies, it was built for sheep crossing. Pedestrian traffic only.
 

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I'm probably not heading down until October.
The Bridge can be crossed by motorcycle. I know of a number of people who have posted ride loops that include riding over that bridge over on ADV-rider. (mostly smaller bikes though)
I think it's actually a legal moto-route
 

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Good description.


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. . . . The Bridge can be crossed by motorcycle. I know of a number of people who have posted ride loops that include riding over that bridge over on ADV-rider. (mostly smaller bikes though) . . . .
Surely an entire herd of sheep weigh much more than a Tenere. 'Cuz I don't see sheep crossing it one at a time. :D
 

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Got there and wanted to bring closure to this thread. Trail from Carefree up to Bloody Gulch road is nice and easy. Once you turn East toward the river, it does get a little rough in spots. You need to pick good lines and keep your momentum. Three water crossing, easy at this time, but could be impacted with rain. Got launched over one rock when I got a little sloppy on the line, but God kept me upright. One stretch of rough but stable boulders went on for about 300 yards and will really test your suspension.

Because it is low traffic, risky in spots, and bad cell reception, I would not recommend riding solo.

It is a real workout, as my Fitbit will attest. Take lots of water.

There are no posted restrictions, and motorcycle tracks were on the bridge. I did not confirm the state of the trail on the other side.



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