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Upper Aspen Trail #93

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 4.5 (6)

A very steep climb from Marshall Saddle to the top of Ski Valley.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

63%

Runnable

9,023' 2,750 m

High

7,972' 2,430 m

Low

1,051' 320 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From Marshall Saddle, follow the signs continuing up the Aspen Trail to the north. After a couple tenths of a mile or so of moderate climbing, the trail begins to ascend sharply. The trail itself isn't terribly technical, just very steep for a good majority of it. The middle section of this trail in particular is the steepest, with more negotiable sections at the beginning and towards the end.

You'll pass through areas still ravaged by the Aspen Fire of 2003, although signs of new growth are popping up. Without as many trees, this upper section is a bit more exposed to the elements but you'll also find some great views. Even with the fire damage, the trail is still readily visible in most places and there are some cairns where necessary to help guide the way. Overall, it's a stiff test of climbing for a short trail but also a very fun and rewarding challenge.

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Stephen Woodall

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 6 votes

#6

in Mt. Lemmon

#7542

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  4.5 from 6 votes
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#6

in Mt. Lemmon

#214

in Arizona

#7,542

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Trail junction at Marshall Saddle
Mar 28, 2018 near Oracle, AZ

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Nov 16, 2022
Trevor Edie
Slightly overgrown, still great though. 1.4mi
May 21, 2022
Trevor Edie
Steep and a bit loose, but fun downhill. 2.8mi
May 11, 2019
Desi Hollingsworth
Aug 26, 2018
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