Many of the climbs described in the pages below are listed in the second edition of John Summerson’s book, The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike), and if the climb is in Summerson’s top 100 climbs, I’ve shown Summerson’s rating. For example, #14 means Summerson rates the climb as the 14th hardest in the U.S.
Map showing the location of the rides in the USA described in the pages below. The rides around Tucson are not included as they are available from the page about cycling around Tucson.
Cycling in California: Eastern Sierra