Canada Del Oro Details
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 as 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.
Accessed from the very top of Mt Lemmon. Keep driving all the way until you cant go any higher on Mt Lemmon. Its up at the top of Ski Valley rd. Always done as a shuttle from 50yr trailhead. Very long day just to shuttle but very very worth it.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Canada Del Oro bike trail
Altitude change-2,733 ft
Altitude min4,533 ft
Altitude max7,266 ft
Altitude start7,266 ft
Altitude end4,533 ft
Distance climb3,627 ft
Distance down6 miles
Distance flat653 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Canada Del Oro Trail Reports
Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:13amOct 7, 2018
|Hit it in the rain and we cut out a bunch of trees. It's riding fast!|
May 1, 2017 @ 10:02amMay 1, 2017
|Trail is looking great. TORCA.org removed 61 trees off the trail just two weeks ago.|
Mar 12, 2017 @ 8:23pmMar 12, 2017
|A little bit of snow left on top. Lots of downed trees requiring dismount and climb over. I'd guess around 20 trees blocking the trail. About 50%...|
Routes with this trail
|Expert Ride - CDO: Canada del Oro featured||24 miles|