Charouleau Gap/FR 736

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A historic route between Oracle and Tucson, Charouleau Gap (pronounced shar-lou) is the quintessential southern Arizona 4x4 trail and a must-do for anyone with a modified off-road vehicle. It has become kind of an Arizona right of passage. Skirting along the north foothills of the Santa Catalina m...Read More
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Highlights of Charouleau Gap/FR 736

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Highest Elevation
5085 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
736
Nearest Town
Oracle
Nearest Services
Catalina
Management Agency
Coronado National Forest
District
Santa Catalina Ranger District

Overview

A historic route between Oracle and Tucson, Charouleau Gap (pronounced shar-lou) is the quintessential southern Arizona 4x4 trail and a must-do for anyone with a modified off-road vehicle. It has become kind of an Arizona right of passage. Skirting along the north foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains and in and out of the Canada Del Oro (canyon of gold) canyon, the Charouleau gap trail is a delight.

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45 Waypoints
137 Trail Photos
7 Trail Concerns
11 Community Reviews
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