You can get to the ski lifts but not up the final mile or two which has ~600' elevation gain. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. From 5.5 to 6.2 is a bit if a climb, that took my breath (elevation is a real thing). Length 9.7 miElevation gain 2368 ftRoute type Loop Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching running Views Wildlife Lemmon (October 8, 2020) -- Images by kenne Most trails on Mt. A lovely creek, big views over Tucson (and the entire Mt. Took us 6 hours and 2300 calories :) If one does the entire loop it adds about 2 miles to the Aspen Draw hike. 4.0 miles, 9050′: Pass the signed start of the, 4.2 miles, 9050′: Pass by a gate and into the, 2017/8/15 – Added posts from HikeLemmon to Resources, 2017/8/10 – Another gpx update with a hand edit of the track and elevation from Google, stats updates also, 2017/8/8 – Updated gpx and description to better reflect the signed Summit Trailhead and Mount Lemmon Recreation Area locations, 2015/1/13 – Added PDF Trail Map and Description, 2015/1/12 – Updated gpx – new waypoint names, small description adjustments, 2014/12/21 – New snow picture, re-write description, added a number of missing links, tweaks to cue list. The trail offers a number of activity options. If you're expecting to see Aspen, there's a small grove of young trees, but honestly the Aspen were bigger and prettier right off the parking lot and on the way up. Aug 31, 2019 near Oracle, AZ. Tons of bugs, so watch out! Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 1856 ft Route type Out & back. Aspen Draw Difficult. Recent rains plus rail while hiking had some creeks following pretty well. Purification of water is recommended prior to use. Easy access. Pretty views off Aspen and the cairns know the way...saved us a couple times! 12984 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Mt Lemmon, AZ 85619, (520) 576-1427; Mount Lemmon Community Center (12949 North Sabino Canyon Parkway), (520) 877-6000. Ah, the ever elusive Aspen Trail #93. This takes you to the peak of Mt Lemmon where they have a chairlift and other building to provide for an easy landmark. The terrain was quite a bit more varied than I expected, which was nice to see. Water can be found in Marshall Gulch year-round. Lemmon Road Conditions Managed by Pima County (520) 547-7510. Get ready for a work out. Vehicle Access: Paved Roads/Passenger Car (Mountain Road - be careful of weather conditions!). Trails connecting are Marshall Gulch #3, the continuation of the Aspen #93 up to the top of Mt. Top of the Mountain. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking. The Aspen Draw Trail #423 is a bit of an exception – the trail starts in Summerhaven on Turkey Run Road and by the time the road transitions to trail the forest surrounding you feels much like it would have decades ago. Lemmon remain closed after the Bighorn fire, leavingmany burn-scarred areas. Brought trekking poles, not necessary in the first half, definitely useful as i got tired. 0. The trail eventually reaches the head of a stream course. In the summer it seems everyone out hiking has their dog with them! For an easier option, do the Lemmon Rock Loop by continuing onto Marshall Sadle (1.7 miles) to Aspen Trail (1.3 miles) and connect back to the Summit Trailhead by finishing out .5 miles on the Powerline Road. Mt. As a result, photographing the fall colors will be limitedto Summerhaven and Ski Valley. Why You Need To Go: The views are … This dog was one of a few visitors at the Inspiration Rock Picnic Area on Mt. Lemmon Fire Station, you can ride Aspen Meadow trail before Aspen Draw. The one I did and am writing about would have you take Aspen trail back to town. Lemmon. Watch for any thunderstorms since you're high in elevation. I've passed by a few trees that were obviously struck by lightning, so try not to be out if you clouds on the horizon or know how to place yourself so lightning will hit the trees rather than you. Almost half of this ride is a steep climb back up the Mt. The US Forest Service has opened a few trails on the lower mountain. I started the trail going west first. Tom McElroy-Wild Survival Recommended for you Please see the park website for more information. Starting on Marshall Gulch Trail #3, hike up a gentle grade in deep shade next to a creek—even the hotter days are more comfortable here than on most other trails. The trail climbs steeply thru the forest eventually taking you onto Radio Ridge – … 3.5 miles of Aspen Trail #93 and 1 mile of Marshall Gulch Trail #3 are within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Beautiful views, bit warmer of a day than expected. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Thick smoke and watery eyes but a once in a lifetime chance for sure! Note that the road leading to this trailhead closes annually during winter. The Mint Spring Trail leaves from this trailhead – to get to the start of the trail continue west (away from Summerhaven) from the parking area on a dirt road for a short distance (towards, but not onto, private property) – the trail leaves the road to the south (left, marked with a brown trail marker). The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. The Aspen Trail has been rerouted since the USGS Mt. Lemmon A wonderful, cool ride, and fun descent, but not incredibly long. The Coronado National Forest opened a select few trails, vistas, picnic and day-use areas at the beginning of the month. The Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail head is located high up on Mount Lemmon not too far from its Summit. Tanque Verde, AZ 4 Show More Trails Photos of Mt. This hike is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Aspen Meadow Trailhead: If you’d like to tack on a bit more of a ride with some climbing, and a great detour to the Mt. Intermediate. 2014/6/27 – Waypoints switched to DEM elevation. Explore more in our professional, high quality trail guides and outdoor reviews. Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star . Last Friday all the trails that had been closed since last years Aspen Fire were reopened. Labor Day 2012 ride atop Mount Lemmon on the Aspen Meadow (shown here) and the Aspen Draw trails. Lemmon. One of the more popular summer hikes on Mt. Difficult. ... in Mt. From incredibly blue water to snowy mountain tops and miles of desert, the Grand Canyon State has a diverse landscape for adventurers to explore. The official trailhead is about 0.1 miles into the Mt. The Marshal Gulch Trail #3 is a segment of the Arizona Trail. It … You can get to the ski lifts but not up the final mile or two which has ~600' elevation gain. Got to see it from up above. You need to stop and pick your head up a bit to stay with the trail but it is not bad. It was 30 degrees cooler at the summit than in Tucson and dropped to mid-50s by the time i finished. Oro Valley, AZ 12 0.9 mi 1.4 km #2 Meadow Trail. Please see the park website for more information. Lemmon #20081 Overall. Lemmon is the loop beginning and ending at the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area at the end of Sabino Canyon Park Road, the narrow paved road that runs through the village of Summerhaven. Aspen Meadow Trailhead: If you’d like to tack on a bit more of a ride with some climbing, and a great detour to the Mt. 2.5 miles, 8000′: The trail comes to a junction with the, 3.3 miles, 8600′: The trail reaches a flat spot with Aspens and good views before the last climb/switchbacks up to Radio Ridge. Areas burned in the 2003 Aspen Fire are coming back nicely as group of kids make their way through the green forest of Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon north of … Wow! Add Your Photos. The Aspen Trail #93 is a popular trail – winding thru a forest of Aspens and Pines – grown over with ferns in the summer and covered in snow in the winter – and so many great views! I would recommend going east first, reverse of what i did. Oro Valley, AZ Difficult. Early Aspen Colors on Mt. The mileages and elevations below are approximate (don't expect the values below to match your GPS exactly). I opt to return on Marsh Gulch #3 which descends immediately. Top of the Mountain. Lemmon. One of the more popular summer hikes on Mt. 2014/9/13 – Added several new pictures, updated several captions and rearranged. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Started at 2:15pm and finished in under 4.5 hours with lots of pictures. Ah, the ever elusive Aspen Trail #93. + 1. verindra (Sep 1, 2019 at 12:34) There's a big Aspen down across the trail about 3/4 from the top to the gravel road finish. Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. (Printed Map) Southern Arizona Hiking Club Maps, The Santa Catalina Mountains, A Guide to the Trails and Routes, Forest Road 18 to Radio Ridge, Summer, Winter – MVUM – 5/15/2018, 6/24/2018, 1/14/2019, Aspen Draw, Summerhaven, Mint Spring, Aspen Loop – 5/15/2018, Miami Fire Pictures from Summerhaven – 4/18/2014, Aspen Draw, Aspen and Marshall Gulch Trail Loop – 12/19/2014, Mint Spring, Wilderness of Rock, Aspen, Aspen Draw Loop – 9/7/2014, Mint Spring, Marshall Gulch, Aspen Trail – 2014/4/10, Mint Spring and Aspen Trails – 2013/12/29. Little to no water until the 6 mile mark going west do bring that, and i wore hiking boots as it is pretty rocky but trail runners might be fine. Also, I believe it's less steep going clockwise. Lemmon Fire Station, you can ride Aspen Meadow trail before Aspen Draw. The dogs got those freaky looking eye flies. 12-miles roundtrip. When you are on top of Mt Lemmon at over 8,000 ft, the desert is gone and you find yourself in the middle of aspen forrests and beautiful streams. Hiking Mount Lemmon From cactus to conifers, hiking Mt Lemmon is the perfect year around past time. Small aspens grow in the canyon. If you only have time for a short hike on Mt Lemmon, this is a great trail. From 6.2 - 8.25 is mostly or undulating. Did this trail today starting on Mt Lemmon trail finishing with Aspen Trail. Lemmon quad was published in 1981. A good summer day can be had by climbing at the AM/PM Wall in the morning, heading over to the Mango Boulder in the afternoon, and finishing the day off at the River Boulder. -- kenne Finding Fall on Mount Lemmon’s Aspen Trail #93. on October 10, 2015 mount lemmon tucson 1810 views add comment share. The US Forest Service has opened a few trails on the lower mountain. Continue to the NW on a worn path past several buildings. Difficulty: Difficult. The Forest Service reopened a few recreation sites on the mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2020, following a weeks-long closure because of the Bighorn Fire. 127 Miles 205 Kilometers of Trail 1 Recommended Route 1 Easy Trail ; 17 Intermediate Trails ; 7 Difficult Trails ... 1.4 mi 2.3 km #10 Upper Aspen Trail #93. Today we were determined to find Aspen Trail or stay until we got it right! Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. Post a Comment. Finally some good news coming off of the mountain. (Printed Map) Green Trails - Recreation Map - Santa Catalina Mountains. What a beautiful trail. Aspen Trail; Aspen Draw Trail; Lemmon Rock Trail; Meadow Trail; Marshall Gulch Trail; Mint Spring Trail; Red Ridge Trail; Sunset Trail; Close; City’s Edge Hikes. Lemmon on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2020. 1207 Pleasing Fungus Beetle LarvaeWhen I originally posted this I made the comment that follows this - since then I have learned that these are Pleasing Fungus Beetle Larvae. These are the ONLY trails that are open. Lemmon, Mint Spring #20, and the Wilderness of Rock Trail #44. Watch in 1080p. Carter Canyon itself is a good climb if you're hiking up that road after looping from Aspen Draw Trail perhaps. Mt. A good summer day can be had by climbing at the AM/PM Wall in the morning, heading over to the Mango Boulder in the afternoon, and finishing the day off at the River Boulder. Access. Mile 186.7 ; Elevation. The trail then heads down for about a mile and a half. Today you can't access the Mt Lemmon trailhead (where Aspen Draw starts) by car. It's a pleasant, fairly easy hike from the Catalina Highway to the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area for a 3.2 mile roundtrip. The trail climbs and winds thru the Aspens – there are good views of upper Sabino Canyon, sections of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and Tucson. Much narrower than the beginning but the decent has lots of cutbacks. Aspen Trail – Mt. As an added perk one can take the ski lift back down to the Ski Valley parking lot if one's knees are sore. 1207 Mint SpringBox amid the rocks - full when this picture was taken - and there was still mint growing near the spring! If you haven't been to this area of Mount Lemmon yet, it's well worth the trip. There is … Probably not elusive to most people, but for some reason unbeknowst to us, we have failed to find this trail not once but twice. Solo Survival: How to Survive Alone in the Wilderness for 1 week --Eastern Woodlands - Duration: 34:07. About mile 2.5 you begin a steady decent about 3000 feet until about mile 5.5. Several active stream crossings in Wilderness of Rocks. Marshall Gulch Loop and Aspen trail give you a nice and mostly easy hike, mainly in the shade of trees with several stream crossings which are easy to do when there is not too much water. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. To the north it is 1.3 miles and 1000 feet of gain to the top of Radio Ridge. Facebook; Twitter; WhatsApp; SMS; Email; Print; Save; Some areas along Catalina Highway on Mount Lemmon opened again Tuesday, Sept. 1, Forest Service … Lemmon trail. The Meadow trail exists as a small alternative route to the beginning of the Mt. Mount Lemmon Ski Valley (10300 E. Ski Run Rd. Located at 8,200 feet, Summerhaven was rebuilt after the devastating Aspen Fire of 2003, and is one of only three communities the AZT passes through the middle of. Finding Fall on Mount Lemmon’s Aspen Trail #93. on October 10, 2015 mount lemmon tucson 1810 views add comment share. Overall a very interesting and pretty trail. The descent back up Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail is very strenuous. As a purveyor of tall tales on such Mt. Probably not elusive to most people, but for some reason unbeknowst to us, we have failed to find this trail not once but twice. So, hop on the Mt. The first half mile people were wandering all over the place but after that i ran into only 7 people the entire 10 miles. Lemmon, Mint Spring #20, and the Wilderness of Rock Trail #44. Lemmon - 24. Mile 0 to 2 was wide open vistas, easy trail (4- wheeler wide). These are the ONLY trails that are open. The lower elevation trails take you through hills and jagged canyons accented by cactus, manzanita and oak, and are great for hiking from mid fall through spring time. Early Aspen Colors on Mt. Aspen Trail; Aspen Draw Trail; Lemmon Rock Trail; Meadow Trail; Marshall Gulch Trail; Mint Spring Trail; Red Ridge Trail; Sunset Trail; Close; City’s Edge Hikes. Catalina, AZ Intermediate. Once you get out from Marshall's Gulch it really opens up and you can enjoy the view and spending time with the wonderful girl you're with even on the windiest day of the year. OMG the bugs....for most of the trail!! You can experience the canyons, deep woods, and streams that contrast so sharply with the desert you left less than an … May 7, 2015 near Catalina, AZ. Lemmon is the loop beginning and ending at the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area at the end of Sabino Canyon Park Road, the narrow … Aspen Trail and Marshall Gulch Loop Trail, Lemmon Lookout, Wilderness of Rocks, and Mount Lemmon Trail Loop [CLOSED], Meadow and Mount Lemmon Trail #5 Loop [CLOSED], Mint Spring Trail to Sabino Canyon via Wilderness of Rocks and West Fork Trail, Mount Lemmon, Hutch's Pool, Sabino Canyon Trail, Marble Peak via Oracle Ridge Trail [CLOSED], Aspen Draw, Aspen and Marshall Gulch Trail [CLOSED], Mint Spring, Marshall Gulch, Sabino Canyon Loop, Aspen Draw Trail via E Turkey Run Road [CLOSED], Mount Lemmon, Wilderness of Rocks, and Aspen Trails Loop. Aspen Meadow Trailhead: If you’d like to tack on a bit more of a ride with some climbing, and a great detour to the Mt. [Waypoint ap01]. Parking is at the trail-head off of Bear Canyon Rd. This trail can also be accessed from Sabino … From the dirt pullout, continue to ride up the paved road a few hundred yards, and you’ll see a parking lot on your left, with restrooms, etc. Last 0.5 miles is closed to motor vehicles in winter (December 15 to March 1 - dates subject to change depending on weather/conditions). I opt to return on Marsh Gulch #3 which descends immediately. Contact Us : Aspen Trail #93 . Note: As of December 2020, this trail is closed due to wildfire damage. It goes above the three line in spots. Lemmon Fire Station, you can ride Aspen Meadow trail before Aspen Draw. The Aspen Trail boulders are great for summer bouldering, probably the best in town. Lemmon remain closed after the Bighorn fire, leavingmany burn-scarred areas. There is a gate right across the road. I recommend going clockwise so you most of the rock structures at the beginning rather than the end. Clips from the Aspen Draw trail in August of 2013. Mount Lemmon, Wilderness of Rocks, and Aspen Trails Loop is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Enter your email to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. Hiking Aspen #93 and Marshall Gulch on Mt. We went beginning of August, and with the lack of tree coverage it was maybe a little too hot for us. Lemmon trail, which is located at the top of the road (Observation Road) that goes right past Ski Valley. 23 Nov 2020. The area near the Mint Spring Trail was heavily impacted by the Aspen Fire in 2003 – the large trees that once surrounded this trail are largely gone, but you will find interesting views, passageways thru the Aspens and short shaded sections under the remaining trees. It is more technical and the climb on the other side would be easier when you are tired. Under the #44 sign reads "This area has been impacted by overuse, please practice low impact back country ethics". The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. If you're looking for a map that'll take you to some of the best hiking trails in Arizona where you can enjoy clear blue … Also, we didn't know there would be a fee to park, but it is $5 for day use. You will hike Mint Springs trail for about 2 miles until you get to a junction with many options. The Aspen Trail, FS #93, takes off to the left and the right (north and south). Tanque Verde, AZ Difficult. One mile away from Summerhaven is the southernmost ski resort in the United States. The Wilderness of Rocks Trail, FS #44, continues straight ahead (west). Catalina, AZ Difficult. This moderate hike leads through an area of diverse habitats that include excellent examples of Canadian Zone riparian areas and ponderosa pine forests. In winter (December 15 to March 1 depending on the weather) the final 0.5 miles of the drive (Marshall Gulch Road) will often be closed to vehicles, there is limited parking off the road near the gate. ... Aspen Trail #4 and others. Lemmon area), an aspen forest, and cool temps make this a great hike on a summer day. 8,200; Population. Namely, Prison Camp, Bug Springs and the Bellota segment (east of the highway) of AZT . Half a mile from the saddle, elevation 8,140 feet, is the most advantageous place to initiate the climb. 3.9 miles, 9000′: Near a tower a sign marks what may technically be the end of the Aspen Trail [Waypoint apend] – but this is probably not where you want to stop! ... • Aspen Vista • Box Elder Picnic Area • Inspiration Rock Picnic Area Difficult. Overview; Agua Caliente Hill Trail; Blackett’s Ridge; La Milagrosa Trail; La Milagrosa and Agua Caliente Canyon Trail Loop; Under the #44 sign reads "This area has been impacted by overuse, please practice low impact back country ethics". Saw a pair of eagles at about 6.4. Aspen Loop Trail #93, located near Coronado National Forest, Arizona is a 3.5 mile hiking, horseback riding, trail running and walking trail with a top elevation of 9026 feet. (note; this trail-head is not accessed from the Mt Lemmon Highway) This trail is used to access 7 Falls, as well as Sycamore Resrevoir #39 and East Fork Trail #24a. Mount Lemmon Lookout Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Lemmon, Arizona that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. Login or Sign Up. La Milagrosa and Agua Caliente Canyon Trail Loop, Incinerator Ridge Trail and Kellogg Trail, Map of All Trailheads, Google Maps Link and Trailhead Search, Redington Pass Backcountry Touring Staging Area. From the dirt pullout, continue to ride up the paved road a few hundred yards, and you’ll see a parking lot on your left, with restrooms, etc. The Coronado National Forest opened a select few trails, vistas, picnic and day-use areas at the beginning of the month. Lots of areas with nice huge boulders and rock formations. Regardless of the time of year parking can be a challenge on popular holidays/weekends. Address: E Ski Run Rd, Mt Lemmon, Arizona. Punchin’ Doggies on Mt. The Aspen Trail boulders are great for summer bouldering, probably the best in town. Trails in Mt. A lovely creek, big views over Tucson (and the entire Mt. 2014 September Mint Spring, Wilderness of Rock, Aspen, Aspen Draw, 1409 Mint Spring Trail14999236918_674ac73cdb_b, 1409 Geranium on the Mint Spring Trail15182738321_d019a82a82_b, 1409 Rushing Water Near the Wilderness of Rock Trail15185752745_ea84296492_b, 1409 Lemmon Rock Lookout from the Aspen Trail14999172637_efc2f3d53d_b, 1409 Clouds from the Aspen Trail14998962019_e1b1a6c4de_b, 1409 Moon and Trees from the Aspen Trail15185713825_d0b3c6a639_b, 1404 Antennas on the Ridge from the Aspen Trail14122639765_929c891d44_b, 1404 Lemmon Rock Lookout14142703293_818b8224b2_b. From 8.25 to the end is pretty serious climb. The ride up and back is spectacular, take turns driving up and down the mountain so you can sight see. Some Trails opening on Mt. I was hoping there would be more tree coverage than there actually was, based on the few pictures that are posted to this loop. 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