The Arizona Trail passes just 6 miles west of San Manuel where it crosses Webb Road. It stretches from Utah to Mexico and is 800 miles long. The trail brings adventure to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
The American Flag Trailhead is just off Mount Lemmon Road onto American Flag Ranch Road about 3/10ths of a mile.
Just 10 miles west of San Manuel are zipline tours with 5 spans of 400′ to 1500′. Zipline tours are by reservation.
Their onsite Peppersauce Kitchen serves a choose your own build on burgers and a daily special. They have camping, a general store, gold panning, various events, an expansive porch area and short trails. Also, offers trips to Peppersauce Cave for wild cave tours by experienced guides.
35406 S Mount Lemmon Road, Oracle, AZ 85623 | 520 308-9350
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.
Peppersauce Cave is located 2.2 miles south of Peppersauce Campground on Mount Lemmon Road. You will see the road abruptly turn left. A short distance up the wash is the cave’s sign. It’s a primitive ‘at own risk’ site with no services. Cave Map (Facebook) | SkyAboveUs | Wikipedia Article | On Google Maps
Cave Tours – Arizona Zipline Adventures offers trips to Peppersauce Cave for wild caving tours with experienced guides to explore the natural caverns. They are at: 35406 S Mount Lemmon Road, Oracle, AZ 85623 | 520 308-9350 | Website