3 miles
Distance
204 ft
Climb
-1,107 ft
Descent
00:35:29
Avg time
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Sunset Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Lemmon
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Oct-April
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunset mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -903 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,398 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,338 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,338 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,435 ft
  • Grade
    -6.761%
  • Grade max
    -80.064%
  • Grade min
    22.041%
  • Distance climb
    3,792 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    506 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:23
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Sunset Trail Reports

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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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Jan 13, 2016 @ 5:27am
Jan 13, 2016
Sunset, Tucson

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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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