Continental Copper Access

4/5 (5 reviews)
If wonderful scenery, traveling through saguaro forests, and rollercoaster-like offroad driving is your thing, this is definitely the ride for you. This road starts about 2/3 of the way up the mountainside, beginning at the Mount Lemmon Control Road trail then descends almost entirely to the San ...Read More
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Highlights of Continental Copper Access

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Overland Category IconOverland
Sand Category IconSand
Scenic Category IconScenic
Wash Category IconWash
Highest Elevation
4951 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
4450
Nearest Town
San Manuel
Nearest Services
San Manuel
Management Agency
Coronado National Forest
District
Santa Catalina Ranger District

Overview

If wonderful scenery, traveling through saguaro forests, and rollercoaster-like offroad driving is your thing, this is definitely the ride for you. This road starts about 2/3 of the way up the mountainside, beginning at the Mount Lemmon Control Road trail then descends almost entirely to the San Pedro River below. On the way down you'll be treated to a spectacular view of the green riparian area (If in season) and the stunning Galiuro Mountains beyond. There are a few dispersed campsites to enjoy up at the cooler elevations. This backcountry road also makes an excellent loop from the Mount Lemmon Control Road Trail along the San Pedro River bottom to the end of the Redington Pass Trail. You can make a delicious all day loop from the valley floor in Tucson, up and over the Catalina Highway Scenic Road to the Backway Mount Lemmon Control road-4450-Redington Pass trail.

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18 Waypoints
56 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
5 Community Reviews
1 Video
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