Arizona’s Mount Lemmon: Cooler, Technically Challenging Mountain Biking
Tucson’s Mount Lemmon offers some of the best mountain biking rides in Arizona for riders looking great technical challenges as well as cooler climates.
Lemmon Drop offers steep, tech trails and the challenge of higher altitudes at the start. This incredible Tucson mountain bike ride links together the alpine beauty of the Green Mountain and Bug Springs trails to the lower elevation grinds of Molino Basin and La Milagrosa trails. In traversing a large portion of Coronado National Forest and stretching from the Santa Catalina Mountains into the Rincon Mountains, mountain bikers can enjoy the spectacular diversity of this amazing landscape.
Most Mount Lemmon rides are ONLY for those who are in superior shape. We only recommend these rides to competant mountain bikers who are experienced.
According to Kirby Rodriguez, volunteer trail builder for the Arizona Bicycle Association at BikeAZ.org, “You need a snappy mountain bike with tremendous travel on your front suspension to handle the Mount Lemmon Mountain bike trails. For those who are prepared, Mount Lemmon is a worthy experience.”
For less technical riding, think about going to the opposite side of the Catalinas. There you will find the backwoods of the CDO Trail – still rugged and challenging. Arizona’s Mount Lemmon is one of our most popular venues for mountain biking.