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Aspen Draw - Meadow Trail Loop

Basics
Location:
Mount Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
4.5 miles
Difficulty:
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Intense
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8100 feet
Elevation Change:
900 feet
Season:
Year-round

Description

This trail is the best kind of trail - both beautiful and treacherous. The trees are thick on Mount Lemmon and they're what you'll be winding through on the intense downhill. The uphill is steep, but a little less technically scary.

The scenery more than makes up for the difficulty of trail. The views are glorious. Just don't let them distract you from what you're doing and watch out for hikers. If you're really daring, you may even want to try the last descent twice.

Details

Location:
Mount Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
4.5 miles
Ski Valley Road Segment; 1.6 Miles
Radio Ridge Trail; .5 Miles
Meadow Trail; .7 Miles
Aspen Draw; .8 Miles
Misc Trails; .9 Miles
Difficulty:
Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Intense
Time To Allow:
2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8100
Elevation Change:
900
Season:
Year-round
Additional Details:
Road 30%
Mixed out and back trails 70%

You''ll need a Catalina Forest Service pass ($5).

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
    From Tuscon
  • Take Mount Lemmon Highway to East Ski Run Road, which you'll turn right on. Keep on the road until you reach Ski Valley. You'll ride up from the parking lot.

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