You’ve heard of Moab’s Whole Enchilada? Tucson’s CDO trail is similar, starting at 9500 feet at the top of Mt Lemmon and finishing in the valley at the base of the Catalina Mountains. This ride has it all… steep and technical descents, scenery includes high alpine terrain and cactus forests, a soul-crushing climb (suck it up or add-on HG’s RAZOR adventure shuttle), multiple creek crossings, and a true backcountry experience.
This ride requires intermediate-advanced skills and fitness. A modern full-suspension all-mountain bike is recommended. The CDO trail covers about 25 miles and takes most riders 4-6 hours. Route finding is extremely difficult, non-guided rides are not recommended.
OR….Shuttle to the top of Mt Lemmon and ride any portion of the “Lemmon Drop” trails, from the top to the bottom.
8am Pickup from Golder Ranch Road/50 Year TH for CDO
9am Pickup from Suzenu/Horsehead for Lemmon Drop[wpecr_registration_button]