Peppersauce Cave Trails – Tucson, Arizona Photos
What The Bike Bandit Says…
“I mountain bike this jeep trail in the summer from time to time. It makes a tough summer day bearable and the uphill workout is worth it.”
Jason, The Bike Bandit
TUCSON, Arizona – Mountain Biking – This is a Mount Lemmon control road and not to be confused with single track mountain biking. This is jeep road that takes you out to a full blown cave. Very cool. You will find when you get up to Summerhaven that it is about 15 degrees cooler. You get big uphill ride and all coasting on the way back. This is kind of fun for groovers – especially those of you vacationing here int the summer.
A Real Tucson, Arizona Cave!
This is an actual Tucson cave. You will crawl in places and you will get very dirty. The entrance is not gated. If you go in far enough there is the “Rabbit hole” to contend with. You can find more information on hiking and climbing in this cave on Experience AZ’s website.
You can do this ride almost any time of the year. It will be about 10-15 degrees cooler than Tucson. Take some food, pack a flashlight (one for each person), ride up, explore the cave, refresh and ride (coast) back to the car. Uphill going, downhill for the return.
This is a REAL cave. You will crawl in places and you will get DIRTY. The entrance is not gated. If you go in far enough there is the “Rabbit hole” to contend with. It is just what it implies. Alice in Wonderland’s Rabbit hole. You can find more information on hiking/climbing in this cave on Experience AZ’s website.
Directions to Peppersauce Cave Mountain Bike Trails – Tucson, Arizona
Directions: From Ina and Oracle (Tucson) take Oracle Road toward the town of Oracle. Go through town to the Mt. Lemmon Control Road turn and take that to the Arizona Trail Head parking area (about 1 mile after the road changes to dirt). Load up and ride up the road past Peppersauce Campground until you have about 6.25 miles on your computer (that is total distance from where you parked).
You will get to a very sharp left hand turn, this is where you get off and start looking for the entrance to the cave. There will be a metal sign (not mentioning the cave) on the right side of the road by a wash. You should be heading (on foot) west (right) up the wash for a SHORT distance of not more than 50 yards. On the right hand side of the wash, about 30 feet up on the side is a fairly well hidden rock outcropping which hides the entrance to the cave. It may take you a little hunting to find the opening.
We deliver mountain bike rentals to Tucson/Southern Arizona mountain bike trails!
Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers and picks up mountain bikes at Peppersauce Cave. 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!