Charouleau Gap

Fire and flood damage have altered this trail, but it still offers formidable challenges.

Total Miles


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7 Hours
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Charouleau Gap
Charouleau Gap trail is known to be one of the best trails in the state. Its most intimidating obstacle, "The Step", is optional, but you'll find many more impressive spots that aren't. When Canada Del Oro Wash is flowing, the experience is epic. The trail is maintained by the Tucson Rough Riders.
Getting There
Head north on Highway 77 from Tucson. Turn right on Golder Ranch Road before town of Catalina. Drive east 1.2 miles and turn left on Lago Del Oro Parkway. Continue north another 1.8 miles to start of trail on right, marked with kiosk.
Contact for Current Conditions
Coronado N.F.
Santa Catalina Ranger District
(520) 749-8700