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King of the Mountain Cycling

An international guide to paved climbs

U.S.: Arizona


Mountain Range

Height (Feet)

Height (Meters)


Races Tours


End of the World

Southeast of Phoenix, between Winkelman and Superior on Highway 177.

Received name because even just 50 yards from the summit, you cannot see anything over the edge.
Gates Pass

At the edge of Tucson Mountain Regional park.
Tucson Bicycle Classic.

Graham, Mount

Northeast of Tucson, on State Route 366 to Mt. Graham International Observatory.
Mt. Graham Hill Climb.
Highest Known Paved Road Climb in Arizona.
Hualapai Mountain

Hualapai Stage Race.

Humphreys Peak

North of Flagstaff.

Highest Point in Arizona— but there are no paved roads to the summit.
Kitt Peak

Southwest of Tucson, on State Route 386 to Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Kitt Peak Time Trial.

Lemmon, Mount

North of Tucson, on the Catalina Highway, to the Mount Lemmon Observing Facility.
Mount Lemmon Hill Climb.
A 25 mile ride filled with hairpin and blind turns. This spectacular climb rises more than 6,300 ft, winding up the southern flank of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Open Year Round.
Mingus Mountain

Southeast of Flagstaff, on Alt. 89 near Jermome and Clarkdale.

Mogollon Rim

Pinal Pass

Southeast of Pheonix, between Winkelman and Globe on Highway 77.

Reata Pass

On Rio Verde Road, Northeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

(a.k.a. Rio Verde Hill).
Rio Verde Hill

On Rio Verde Road, Northeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

(a.k.a. Reata Pass).

West of Flagstaff off of Highway 180, leading to the Snowbowl Ski Area.

South Mountain

On the southern edge of downtown Phoenix, in a city park.
South Mountain Hill Climb.

Top of the World

East of Phoenix, on Highway 60 between Superior and Miami.

Usery Pass

Just north of Mesa and east of Fountain Hills.
Usery Pass Road Race and Time Trial.

Yarnell Hill

Near Prescott and Skull Valley.
Has been used in RAAM.