One of my greatest rides this year was the Apache Trail Loop located east of Mesa, Arizona. The loop is 125 miles and includes 22 miles of gnarly washboard dirt/sand roads. Somewhere in the middle of the dirt patch is Fish Creek Hill, an extremely steep, 15-17 degree, descent.
The photo I took at the bottom is my favorite photo for 2015.
Here's a look at the entire loop.
A full report on my Apache Trail Loop can be LINKED HERE.