1 miles
Distance
187 ft
Climb
-199 ft
Descent
00:11:43
Avg time

The Chutes Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Catalina State Park / 50-Year
    Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18283 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

This trail is a series of very fun packed dirt chutes, rolling uphills, and a few optional small drops. The downhill is extremely fun and flowy but also fairly short. You will end in a sandy wash, cross this and the climbing trail will be to your left. The dirt in the chutes is prone to erosion, so after heavy rains or heavy use the trails tend to get rutted out.

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More Stats for The Chutes bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,118 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,290 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,278 ft
  • Grade
    -0.203%
  • Grade max
    -82.244%
  • Grade min
    32.93%
  • Distance climb
    2,991 ft
  • Distance down
    2,549 ft
  • Distance flat
    423 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:18
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Status:
on Feb 2, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      The Chutes Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 8:17am
      Feb 2, 2020
      Good riding conditions!
      Jan 14, 2020 @ 9:23am
      Jan 14, 2020
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Oct 1, 2019
      Great, desert riding conditions!
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 9:57am
      Feb 17, 2019
      Excellent conditions.
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 9:11am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Perfect packed and fast!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 376 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 543 rides
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      Mar 13, 2020 @ 9:23am
      Mar 13, 2020
      142 |
      Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Nov 22, 2019
      38 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019
      22 |
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 16, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Upper 50-year Slickrock Loop from Golder TH
      13 miles
      Catalina Wine Mixer
      7 miles
      50 Year/Middle Gate Loop
      7 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag adventuredorks (Jan 18, 2018 at 10:54)
       Super fun, short swoopy ride! Think Jurassic park water slides without the water. Love it! We started at the 50 year trailhead, rode to The Chutes then back down 50 year for an 11km romp. Great for an early eve ride or loop it twice to get those miles in.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag markpeternell (Feb 18, 2019 at 5:48)
       Great fun. Like a bobsled course for mountain bikes. We ended up doing it twice. Pretty unique so something to make sure and do if you visit Tucson.
      [Reply]

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