31 miles
Distance
3,317 ft
Climb
-8,931 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

CDO is a very backwoods get lost kinda trail. It is also one of the most unique trails in all of Tucson and Arizona really. It starts at 9000ft elevation and descends all the way down into the desert lands at the base of Mt Lemmon. All while following the Canada del Oro creek. Its one of the few rides in Southern Arizona that has potential water year round flowing along side it. Tucson's hidden GEM!

The GPX file only takes you to the Charlou Gap rd. From there you have a few different options to get back to town or wherever you left your car. This is done mainly us a shuttle ride leaving cars at the 50yr trail parking lot. GPS is HIGHLY recommended.

Not recommended in the middle of summer due to extreme temps at the bottom and in the winter potential for snow at the top. Plus the Forest Service closes the gate to the road that takes you the last two miles to the very top of the mountain and the starting point for CDO.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Canada del Oro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,615 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,340 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,725 ft
  • Grade
    -3.402%
  • Grade max
    -50.852%
  • Grade min
    40.483%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
  • flag
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