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NEW Santa Catalina Ascent

20 miles


6973 ft. of gain


Trailhead: The full route starts from Prison Camp


Route: Ends at the ski area parking lot with aid stations in Bear Canyon (Bug Spring Trail) ~5.1 miles, San Pedro Vista (via Green Mountain Trail) ~9.4 miles, Sunset Trailhead (via Incinerator Ridge, Boy Scout and Bear Wallow trails) ~14.2 miles, then at the ski area (via Sunset, Marshall Gulch and Aspen), ~19 miles. Only about one mile of this route is on dirt road (near Mt Bigelow), and there will be only one crossing of the Catalina Highway (and one tunnel). Anyone that reports bushwhacking or running the road will receive serious demerits for getting lost.