1 miles
Distance
199 ft
Climb
-516 ft
Descent
00:28:21
Avg time
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Sunset Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Lemmon
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Oct-April
  • Global Ranking
    #34347 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    -5.075%
  • Grade max
    -41.857%
  • Grade min
    34.099%
  • Distance climb
    1,911 ft
  • Distance down
    3,975 ft
  • Distance flat
    370 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:23
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
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      Directions to sunset-15425 trailhead (32.427449, -110.741921)
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      Sunset Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 11:31am
      Dec 16, 2018
      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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