Tucson Road Biking Climbs: Mount Graham


What The Bike Bandit Says…

“Mount Graham is indeed a tough, intense uphill ride. Many of us shy away from it because the road in parts is a bit iffy. I prefer Mount Lemmon because of the consistency of the road”

Jason, The Bike Bandit Jason, The Bike Bandit

The road up Mount Graham is one of the most challenging in the US.

Cycling Mount Graham: The road up Mount Graham is one of the most challenging in the US.

Dificulty: Hard
Average time: 01:20:00 AM
Ride Mileage: 21 to 40 miles
Climbing Elevation: 6181

Type of ride: Climb

Road/Mountain: Road

Go bike to the top of Mount Graham and feel like you left Arizona.

Cycling Mount Graham: The climb is steep, long and only for those cyclists who are in great condition.

Mount Graham offers continuous zig and zag.

Road Biking Mount Graham: Mount Graham offers continuous zig and zag.

MOUNT GRAHAM, Arizona – Mount Graham is about an hour east of Tucson on I-10 just south of Safford, Arizona. The Mount Graham climb is in the top 20 of most web sites and magazines for difficulty of climb in our country. Deservedly so.

The Mt Graham hill climb is one of the top 15 toughest climbs in the US according to the book A Guide To Cycling Climbing & The Most Difficult Climbs In The US. You climb 5,981 feet in 20 miles. Wow!

This is the toughest bike climb in all of Arizona. The University of Arizona Cycling Team trains here regularly. Be careful with the downhill ride as there are inconsistencies in the road. There are no bike shops nearby. Come prepared.

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