Backway To Mount Lemmon, Backway To Mt. Lemmon, Mt. Lemmon Control Rd, Peppersauce Creek, Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District
Last Known Status
Open to street legal vehicles only and closed during winter months due to snow and ice, this 25 mile long maintained dirt road begins at Peppersauce Campground and leads to the top of Mt. Lemmon. The Mt. Lemmon summit offers various restaurants and cafes, making this a nice and easy dual sport ride, or if you have a street legal ATV, as many do in Arizona. Peppersauce Campground at the base offers cool and shady developed campsites but is too cramped for large trailers and RVs. There are no pull-throughs and the sites are about 22 feet deep.
From: Oracle, AZ
1) Take SR-77 to West or East American Ave.
2) Follow road until it connects with Mt. Lemmon Road
3) Continue about 8 miles east on Mt. Lemmon road to Peppersauce campground. Stage here.
TYPE OF AREA
free, nice campground, nice scenery
no actual trails
Full Day Spring/Fall
Miles Of Trail
4800 to 8000 ft.
Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
(hazards not marked) steep banks, no guardrails
Just a smooth, maintained dirt road - not many pot holes.