The Arizona Trail

Arizona Trail, American Flag TrailheadThe Arizona Trail passes just 6 miles west of San Manuel where it crosses Webb Road. The trail brings adventure to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. It stretches from Utah to Mexico and is 800 miles long .

San Manuel is a designated gateway community of The Arizona Trail and has a public use airport just 6.8 miles from the trail.

To find the American Flag Trailhead go northwest from the gas station in San Manuel about 8/10 of a mile on Veterans Memorial Blvd and turn left onto Webb Road. Then go 6 miles and turn left onto Mount Lemmon Road. Proceed 6/10ths of a mile and make a right onto American Flag Ranch Road and in about 3/10ths of a mile you will see the portal. | San Manuel Info | Map | On Google Maps

Arizona Zipline AdventuresArizona Zipline Adventures

Just 10 miles west of San Manuel is Arizona’s longest zipline tours with 5 spans of 400′ to 1500′. Their onsite Peppersauce Station Kitchen serves a crafted menu. They also have camping, a general store, gold panning, various events, an expansive porch area and short trails. Zipline tours are by reservation.

Located at: 35406 S Mount Lemmon Road, Oracle, AZ 85623 | 520 308-9350 | Website | Events | Facebook | On Google Maps

3D Archery Range

The range consists of 3 courses (14 targets/course). The entire course is approximately a 1.5 mile walk. Located at the 3C Ranch at: 36033 S Mt Lemmon Rd, Oracle, AZ 85623 | 928 812-1059 | Webpage

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is a University of Arizona research facility for studying ecosystems and includes a rain forest. It was originally built as a sealed self-sustaining environment to research and develop space colonization technology. Guided tours are offered. Many areas of the complex are wheelchair accessible. The facility also hosts conferences.

Located 17 miles west of San Manuel on highway 77 at: 32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739 | 520 621-4800 | Website | Facebook | On Google Maps

Biosphere 2 is a University of Arizona research facility for studying ecosystems. Guided tours are offered.

Peppersauce Cave

Peppersauce Cave is located 2.2 miles south of Peppersauce Campground on Mount Lemmon Road. You will see the road abruptly turn left there. A short distance up the wash is the cave’s sign. Past the sign is a path and climb to the cave entrance. It’s a primitive non-commercial ‘at own risk’ site with no guides or services. | SkyAboveUs | Wikipedia Article | On Google Maps

Apache Sky Casino

Located 23 miles to the north on highway 77, the casino features a large variety of video slot machines and live blackjack. Full bar and food venues.

Located at: 777 Apache Sky Blvd. in Dudleyville, AZ. | 800 272–2438 | Website | Facebook | On Google Maps

 

 

Also see: Parks & Recreation | Local Attractions