1 miles
199 ft
-516 ft
Avg time
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Sunset Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Lemmon
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Season
  • Global Ranking

Sunset is mainly used as a short connector trail given its distance and fact that is has both climbing and descending making it not ideal for shuttles. In the center is the low point so from either parking lot you are descending and climbing in this trails. It is very rocky with a few large drops and some sections with uncomfortable exposure. It will test every bike riding skill you have in your quiver but is an very fun challenge.

Access Info

Access is either from Marshal Gulch Parking lot: Head all the way to the very top of Mt Lemmon and drive into and thru Summerhaven. Continue on that road all the way until it dead ends at Marshal Gulch. From here Sunset Trail is on the south end of the parking lot.

Other Access Point Sunset Parking Lot: This parking lot is roughly at mile marker 23 up Catalina Highway. It will be on your left hand side just as you pass the Butterfly parking lot on your right. From the parking lot head out west on the access rd for the cabins until it dead ends at the trailhead. There is a small sign marking the start.

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More Stats for Sunset mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -318 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,410 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,748 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,745 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,428 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,911 ft
  • Distance down
    3,975 ft
  • Distance flat
    370 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 7, 2017
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sunset-15425 trailhead (32.427449, -110.741921)
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Sunset Trail Reports

Nov 7, 2017 @ 9:37am
Nov 7, 2017
Top is getting loose so ride with caution. Middle section has a lot of fall leaves on the ground so hazards might be covered.
May 16, 2017 @ 9:14am
May 16, 2017
Dry. No work Needed. Maybe some more trail markers though.
May 16, 2017 @ 9:13am
May 16, 2017
Aug 18, 2016 @ 3:55pm
Aug 18, 2016
Very wet today. Exposed rock was slippery.
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag suvlako TORCA (Jun 1, 2017 at 10:27)
 For shuttles, guides, and rentals... contact Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours at homegrownmtb.com or 520.237.0129.

All-mountain, carbon rentals available as well as guiding & shuttle services on Mt Lemmon.

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