31.3 miles
Distance
2,466 ft
Climb
-8,084 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.

Detailed Description
Canada del Oro is a 31 mile expert route located near Tucson Arizona. This mountain bike only route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route climbs 2,466 ft with a max elevation of 9,107 ft then descends -8,084 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Canada del Oro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,617 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,720 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,340 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,723 ft
  • Grade
    -3.4%
  • Grade max
    -74.5%
  • Grade min
    36%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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