Dirt Road Riding around Tucson

There are some wonderful dirt road rides in the Tucson area, all of which can be done on a gravel bike. However, many of the best ones involve driving to the start of the ride.

One thing to note if you are doing any of the rides on the north side of Mount Lemmon is that dirt roads are occasionally paved. For example, between the first and last times I rode up the Control Road from Oracle, another 1.6 miles was paved. So be aware that my descriptions of where dirt roads end and paved roads start may be slightly off.

Map showing the start of the rides below.

Redington Road – over and back

Mount Lemmon Loop

Mount Lemmon via Redington Road

Mount Lemmon via Oracle

Mount Lemmon Control Road

Willow Springs Road

Mount Hopkins

Ruby Road out-and-back

Arivaca Junction – Arivaca – Ruby Road Loop

Forest Road 143 out-and-back

Amado-Patagonia-Nogales Loop

Mt Wrightson Loop

Box Canyon

Patagonia Gravel Loop

Montezuma Pass

Links and Other Clicks

Other Cycling Around Tucson

Other Cycling Pages

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