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      1: Tucson is absolutely a year-round riding destination. Don't be afraid of it in the summer. When it's hot in town, it'll be considerably cooler up on the mountain. Case in point: When it was 108 degrees in town, it was 70 degrees at the summit on the day I rode Aspen Draw. During the winter months, the summit trails might actually be snowed it, but the trails down low are going to be full tilt.
      2: Bike choice: There is enough terrain here for all bikes. You can bring the DH rig down Aspen Draw, and most of Mount Lemmon can be ridden on a mid to long travel trail bike. Roadies love it here too, and you'll pass scores of them making the 27 mile, 7,000 vertical foot climb as you drive up Lemmon to ride trail.
      3: Mount Lemmon is massive, and there are several true backcountry opportunities on the mountain. Consider using Homegrown MTB as a shuttle or guide service if you've never been. Tara, Art and the rest of the team will make your trip that much better for it. They even offer bike rentals.

      Pinkbike article: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/local-flavors-the-complete-guide-to-riding-in-tucson-az.html
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      Region Details
      • 42
      • 27
      • 121
      • 77
      • 38
      • 16

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 day
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      480
      Trails Mountain Bike
      321
      Trails E-Bike
      44
      Trails Hike
      449
      Trails Trail Running
      449
      Trails Horse
      298
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      9
      Trails Observed Trials
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      15
      Total Distance
      787 miles
      Total Descent
      137,195 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,976 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,108 ft
      Reports
      1,729
      Photos
      753
      Ridden Counter
      46,474
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Tucson Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 8:34pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      5 |
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      3 |
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      15 |
      Mar 10, 2021 @ 3:24pm
      Mar 10, 2021
      21 |
      Feb 26, 2021 @ 11:43am
      Feb 26, 2021
      16 |
      Feb 26, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Feb 26, 2021
      44 |
      Apr 30, 2020 @ 5:44pm
      Apr 30, 2020
      76 |
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:08pm
      Nov 22, 2019

      Videos of Tucson Mountain Bike

      Upper Golden Gate, Top to Bottom
      12 | Mar 31, 2021
      Intermediate jump line.
      0:11 | 129 | Sep 24, 2019
      First features.
      0:32 | 171 | Sep 24, 2019
      3:48 | 64 | Mar 19, 2019
      redtail ridge. sweetwater preserve. tucson.
      12:17 | 122 | Mar 19, 2019
      Wildflower Ridge. Sweetwater Preserve. Tucson.
      3:14 | 111 | Mar 19, 2019
      Sun Circle Trail. Tucson. Sweetwater Preserve.
      4:21 | 46 | Mar 19, 2019
      Saguaro Vista trail and Roller Coaster trail....
      6:47 | 109 | Mar 16, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Red Ridge
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 2:46pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      Very DrycmrnbrnsStill closed due to fire
      Canada Del Oro
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 2:45pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      Very DrycmrnbrnsTrail is gone

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      AZT (Oracle Ridge)
      May 7, 2021 @ 5:57pm
      1 day
      DryMoebiusDS Rode from top of Oracle Ridge (Fire...
      Desperado (N)
      May 6, 2021 @ 4:39pm
      2 days
      DryprjohnstonDry but in great shape.
      Desperado (S)
      May 6, 2021 @ 4:39pm
      2 days
      DryprjohnstonDry but in great shape.
      Roller Coaster
      May 6, 2021 @ 4:39pm
      2 days
      DryprjohnstonDry but in great shape.
      Lone Cactus Loop
      May 4, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      May 4, 2021
      IdealprjohnstonTrail is in great condition.
      Christmas Tree Loop
      May 4, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      May 4, 2021
      IdealprjohnstonTrail is in great condition.
      Lone Cactus Loop (Connect)
      May 4, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      May 4, 2021
      Idealprjohnston
      36th Street
      May 2, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      May 2, 2021
      DryCyclone87We’re in the desert so it’s safe to...
      El Grupo Loop - Upper
      May 2, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      May 2, 2021
      DryCyclone87We’re in the desert so it’s safe to...
      El Grupo Loop - Lower
      May 2, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      May 2, 2021
      DryCyclone87

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2695180MoebiusDSaddreportAZT (Oracle Ridge)
      May 7, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      1 day
      user #2695180MoebiusDSriddentrailAZT (Oracle Ridge) and 2 more
      May 7, 2021 @ 5:57pm
      1 day
      user #1989941crpocockaddreportSabino Walkway
      May 7, 2021 @ 11:17am
      1 day
      user #2159762cpapin13wishlisttrailGreen Mountain and 2 more
      May 7, 2021 @ 8:21am
      1 day
      user #1488379prjohnstonaddreportDesperado (N) and 2 more
      May 6, 2021 @ 8:13pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #759995bigworm520trailBug SpringsYou cannot. None of the Forest Service trails...
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 3:41pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      user #1460995sdochoatrailBug SpringsCan I ride my ebike on these trails?
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 3:10pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      user #2356770Josephcain4trailDavid YetmanStarting from Gates pass road, the trail is...
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 4:11pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      user #2356770Josephcain4trailGates PassI would consider the first part of this trail...
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 3:40pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      user #1948895gastie20trailBrown Mountain (lower)This trail is really nice and flows really...
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 10:54am
      Apr 20, 2021

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      100-Acre Wood Bike Parkskill parkTucson
      Desert Sunset BMXskill parkTucson
      Sports Park BMXskill parkTucson

      Local Trail Supporters

      • TORCA
      • Arizona NST
      • Tucson Off-road Cyclists and Activists

      Pinkbike Articles

      Jan 23, 2020
      Destination Showcase - Tucson, Arizona Destination Showcase - Tucson, Arizona
      Everything you need to know about riding in Tucson, Arizona.
      Sep 12, 2018
      Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Tucson, Arizona Local Flavors: The Complete Guide to Riding in Tucson, Arizona
      Brice Shirbach heads to Tucson, Arizona and the American Southwest and finds out everything you need to know about riding there.
      Jan 4, 2021
      Video: Brice Shirbach's 2020 in 60 Seconds Video: Brice Shirbach's 2020 in 60 Seconds
      Mr Local Flavours shows off the best of his year.
      Mar 7, 2019
      Video: Exploring Tucson, Arizona with Jeff Kendall-Weed in 'Local Loam' Video: Exploring Tucson, Arizona with Jeff Kendall-Weed in 'Local Loam'
      Local Loam tells the stories of advocacy groups building rad mountain bike riding communities.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike321500 miles75,673 ft216 miles6,975 ft
      #89#367241,7263552,947
      E-Bike4499 miles10,249 ft47 miles6,171 ft
      #149#451,366513
      Hike449757 miles136,204 ft326 miles6,975 ft
      #75#39281,70921,804
      Trail Running449757 miles136,204 ft326 miles6,975 ft
      #77#3911,7092611
      Horse298543 miles113,924 ft251 miles6,900 ft
      #4#3650
      Dirtbike/Moto959 miles7,802 ft34 miles4,081 ft
      #1845671
      Observed Trials39 miles883 ft5 miles633 ft
      2
      ATV/ORV/OHV1574 miles9,629 ft39 miles4,081 ft
      #26#145675
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: AZT, chainslapAZ, schillingsworth, jeffgicklhorn, jpmcghee, msmcfate, TORCA, SDMB
      • #3729 - 30,811 views

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