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Gates Pass, tucson road cycling

Double Your Fun:

Miles: 34.7


Highest elevation:  3154 feet


Grade:  Flats, fast descents, short challenging climbs.  Beautiful desert landscape views.

Mt. Lemmon, tucson road cycling, Desert Journeys

Mt. Lemmon:

Miles:  29.5 (start, Tanque Verde & Catalina Hwy, end, top of mountain)


Highest elevation: 8141 feet                  

Grade:  Averages 6%, steady climb, fast, breath-taking descents.


Suggested fitness level:  Depends on distance traveled; requires moderate to strong fitness.


A very popular ride for every level of cyclist.  Tour de France teams as well as the average cycling enthusiast can be found on The Mountain year round. A total mind/body experience.

Saguaro National East Monument, tucson road cycling, Desert Journeys

Saguaro National Monumnent East:

Miles: 8


Highest elevation: 3192 feet


Grade: Very well balanced loop in Saguaro National Monument Park East. Moderate hills, rollers, flats and descents. One of the most popular Tucson road rides.

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