24 miles
Distance
2,452 ft
Climb
-8,292 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The uber classic, CDO. Ride from the top of Mt. Lemmon to the 50-year trailhead in Oro Valley. This is a backcounty ride in the fullest sense, so bring plenty of food, water, and replacement parts. Choose your line when you get into the Upper Fifty Year area, there are a lot of fun technical sections to ride in this area if you still have the juice to try them.

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Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Expert Ride - CDO: Canada del Oro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,841 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,189 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,035 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,195 ft
  • Grade
    -4.639%
  • Grade max
    -52.453%
  • Grade min
    38.63%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Canada Del Oro
Nov 20, 2018 @ 6:37am
8 hours
Must do. Only one or two downed trees. Not nearly as rugged as I expected, until the gap road. Just smooth flowy trail for miles down that beautiful canyon!
Charouleau Gap
Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:13am
Oct 7, 2018
Could use graded at some point soon. Rockiest I've ever experienced the gap.
Cherry Spring
Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:13am
Oct 7, 2018
Very overgrown.
Aspen Meadow
May 1, 2017 @ 10:02am
May 1, 2017
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