Aspen Draw is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Summerhaven, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

forest

views

wildlife

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8 months ago

This is probably one of my most favorite trails. Yes going down from the ski lift is easy, but i hike a lot and this trail is “not” easy going up. It fluctuates between moderate to difficult in a few areas, and air gets thin. Its an awesome trail and a must do during the summer and fall because of the shade, but in the winter it becomes known as “Ice Canyon” and very slippery. Most people start at the top which is easy and enjoyable. Secondly you can start from the ski parking lot along the guard rail of the road and go down to where trail head actually starts to go up.

10 months ago

Took the ski lift up to the top of Mt Lemmon and took this trail back down. Very serene in the old-growth forest. It can be difficult to locate the beginning of the trail from the top as it’s not well marked, but the guy manning the lift helped us out. There are some steep spots, and I recommend bringing trekking poles if you are a short-legged person with weak knees such as myself. Trail wasn’t crowded, even though it was the day after Thanksgiving, and a number of hikers had well-behaved dogs in tow. The fall color of the maples and aspens was lovely. A very pleasant hike!

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11 months ago

This is a hike that can be done either way. You can hike up and down. Or you can ride the chair lift up and just hike down. That's the way we usually do this, but have also hiked up this trail. It's a very easy hike and walks through some very old Douglas Fir forest. During the summer months, you can buy a lift ticket for the ride up, and then take a leisurely walk down. Once at the top of the lift, you bear to the left to find the trail down. People also mountain bike this trail too, so you have to keep your ears open for riders coming your way. Good way to spend a nice cool summer day in this area. Your lift ticket is good all day too, so when you get back, you can ride up and down the lift again just for the view!!

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