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Trail Ridden Direction

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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Both Directions
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #98
      State Ranking
      #8
      Trails (view details)
      229
      Trails Mountain Bike
      230
      Trails Hike
      227
      Trails Trail Running
      227
      Total Distance
      382 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      175 miles
      Total Descent
      66,342 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,976 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,108 ft
      Reports
      467
      Photos
      483
      Ridden Counter
      11,585
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Tucson Mountain Bike

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      Jan 11, 2019
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      2 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Jan 8, 2019
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      trail: Starr Pass
      5 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 8:47am
      Jan 8, 2019
      Starr Pass, redway
      trail: Gates Pass
      2 |
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 5:25pm
      Jan 7, 2019
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      Videos of Tucson Mountain Bike

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      Explorer Trail
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      5:25 | 41 | May 26, 2018
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      Tucson Mountain Bike Routes

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      13 miles
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      47 miles

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