“If you love narrow Tucson mountain bike trails with a combo of fun jeep trails, this is worth putting on your list. Any rider should have at least intermediate skills and you will likely need to get off of your bike from time to time. The views of the Catalinas are splendid. You will have a rigorous three mile climb to the Gap. The jeep trails portion of this ride is technical, so be prepared.”
Jason, The Bike Bandit
What Our Locals Say…
“If you have got some demand for downhill, this is pretty top notch. Lots of drops and heavy speed to be had while skating the edge of recklessness. Going up this is pure torture.”
Nicholas Cheever – Tucson, Arizona
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – We’re not sure how often this trail is used, and it mainly double-track used by the local Off-Roading enthusiasts. It is tough physically and technically (the downhill portion near the top has the potential for serious injury – it is very steep and also covered with loose rocks), and has one heck of a climb. There are two elevation profiles for this ride. The first takes you 6 miles up, to the top of Charouleau Gap (the second cattle guard), and the next takes you to a “Y” in the trail about 3 miles down the other side. You can also connect to it from the Golder Ranch – Middlegate area.
Directions to Charouleau Gap Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona
Directions: It is easy to find for anyone who has ridden in the Golder Ranch area. When going toward the parking on Golder Ranch Road turn North (left) on Lago Del Oro instead of heading all the way up the hill. Take Lago Del Oro until you run into the parking area on the East (right) side of the road for Charouleau Gap. You will pass the Miraval Spa on your right. It is about 3 miles along Lago Del Oro and just before you get to Saddlebrook.
We deliver mountain bike rentals to Tucson/Southern Arizona mountain bike trails!
Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers and picks up mountain bikes at Charouleau Gap. There is a two rider minimum delivery. Bike for 1 to 5 hours, finish riding and we pick up the bikes! No need to worry about loading mountain bikes in your rental car! Price is generally $100 per bike – depending on location of trailhead. Don’t know where to ride? Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours can tell you the rides that are beginner, intermediate to advanced. We deliver mountain bikes to Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Vallley and the Southern, Arizona area. We rent top of the line full suspension and hard tailed mountain bikes. Click here for details!