1.9 miles
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-1,084 ft
Descent
00:17:52
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Aspen Draw Trail
  • Tucson Off-road Cyclists and Activists
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  • USFS
    Land Manager

Aspen Draw Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    March-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10268 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36405 in Trail Running
    • #18354 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Coronado National Forest

This is Tucson's true downhill trail. A favorite of those looking for a multi shuttle day with easy road access and zero climbing. Its a great high elevation escape from the heat loaded with awesome tree lined singletrack. Throw in some slick roots and rock gardens leaving yourself the perfect ingredients for fun. Its nickname is Aspirin Draw.

*WARNING* Highly used multi-use trail with heavy hiker traffic on weekends.

Access Info

This trail is accessed from the Ski Run Rd. You enter in on the access rd for the ski lifts. Trail is marked just past the ski lifts on your left by maintenance shed.

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More Stats for Aspen Draw bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,074 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,951 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,025 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,025 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,949 ft
  • Grade
    -11%
  • Grade max
    -52.2%
  • Grade min
    6.2%
  • Distance climb
    564 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    427 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:59
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Status:
on May 21, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (17 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Aspen Draw Trail Reports

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      May 21, 2022 @ 10:50am
      May 21, 2022
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 7:42am
      Oct 16, 2021
      Fallen trees cleared. Running great
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 7:53am
      Sep 3, 2021
      2 trees down. First one is as soon as you drop in. Second one is about half way down.
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 7:16am
      Aug 31, 2021
      2 down trees.
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 11:21am
      Aug 24, 2021
      Tree is down about a quarter of a mile before the drop near the end of the trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 75 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,320 rides
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      Apr 18, 2020 @ 4:33am
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      suvlako TORCA (Sep 15, 2016 at 15:09)
       For shuttles, guiding, and high-end rentals... contact Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours! Only guide and shuttle company in town that caters to Mt Lemmon, all-mountain and DH/FR riding. All rental bikes are carbon.
      www.homegrownmtb.com
      520.237.0129translate
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      rigby1 (Jan 1, 2018 at 13:57)
       Today you can't access the Mt Lemmon trailhead (where Aspen Draw starts) by car. You can get to the ski lifts but not up the final mile or two which has ~600' elevation gain.

      There is a gate right across the road.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      verindra (Sep 1, 2019 at 12:34)
       There's a big Aspen down across the trail about 3/4 from the top to the gravel road finish.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      andy-legrunge (Jul 16, 2021 at 14:22)
       Very casual without a shuttle, it’s a chill paddle up the pavement to the summit. Just FYI for if the road is closed, or for those without a partner, or for those who hate driving multiple cars when it’s not necessary
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      Amazing downhill after the rain | Aspen Draw...
      6:37 | 293 | Jul 7, 2021 , Tucson
      A day on aspen
      4:02 | 491 | Aug 1, 2017 , Tucson
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