- 8 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 2 - 3 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 2700 feet
- All Year
The Starr Pass trail is a fantastic way to explore the Tucson Mountains west of the city of Tucson. Sonoran desert flora and fauna including giant Saguaro cacti abound here and views to the distant Rincon and Santa Catalina Mountains are quite good.
Starr Pass trail is moderately difficult with sections of rocks that can be tough to navigate. Several areas allow budding trials riders to ‘huck’ themselves from ledges but these obstacles are optional. The climb to Starr Pass is steep and washed out in portions upon an old Jeep Trail but the views are rewarding.
Ride is signed though numerous side trails can make route finding confusing.
May be combined with alternate trails to create shorter or longer loop
Time To Allow:
Can be lengthened by adding side trails
The Starr Pass trail is not terribly remote but riders should consider bringing extra food, water and clothing as temperatures may shift dramatically and summer thunderstorms are not uncommon. There is a ton of cactus so bringing a repair and first aid kit is essential. The Starr Pass Trail area is mixed use with Jeeps, Horses, Motorcycles and Hikers possible. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol.
From downtown Tucson, Speedway Boulevard westbound. Take a left on Greasewood Road. Follow to intersection with Anklam Road. Take a right on Anklam Road. Take a left on South Players Club Drive. Take a left at the next intersection and then a right into the Starr Pass Clubhouse area. Park and ride to trail on dirt roadway.