Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Arizonaand39;s Cactus Country  by Erik Molvar

312pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 156044794X

This is the most comprehensive guide to hiking in southern Arizona south of Phoenix and around Tucson. Specifically included are Saguaro National Park, Organ Pipe National Monument, the Chiricahua Mountains, the Sky Islands of Coronado National Forest, and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Each trip includes detailed trail descriptions with trailhead driving directions, route maps, and elevation profiles.

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Trails from the "Hiking Arizonaand39;s Cactus Country" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 98.
... Preview: A wilderness route through Aravaipa Canyon. Aravaipa Canyon is ranked among the great scenic wonders of the state of Arizona. Here, the rushing waters of Aravaipa Creek cut through volcanic stone as t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Mammoth, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.6
... Preview: A day hike from Arcadia Campground to Shannon Park. The trail is well-maintained and is popular with day hikers and even a few hard-core mountain bikers. There is no water along the route, and there a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Safford, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A day hike/wilderness route to a high overlook in the Ajo Mountains. Arch Canyon is named for a pair of natural arches that decorate a cliff wall high above its entrance. The larger arch is 90 feet wi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This popular and well-trodden trail runs down the northeast side of the Pinaleño Range along one of the few permanent watercourses in southern Arizona. The upper basin is dominated by coniferous fores ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Safford, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: A day loop through the high country near Mount Lemmon. This trail offers a popular day loop through high montane country from the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area. It is often crowded during summer and earl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This well-groomed trail provides an outstanding day hike to an old fire lookout high in the southern Tumacacori Mountains near Nogales. The hike begins in grassy foothills, bearing north as it makes ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Nogales, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: A long day hike to the summit of the tallest peak in the Galiuro Mountains. This route ascends along the North Fork of Ash Creek, then climbs strenuously to the top of the highest summit in the Galiur ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Bonita, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: A wilderness route through a rift valley in the remote Bates Mountains. This unmarked route follows an ancient migration corridor of the Hohokam Indians. These ancient people migrated hundreds of mile ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: A day hike along Bear Canyon. Sloping walls covered in saguaro rise above a canyon floor choked with deep-rooted shrubs. There are several streamcourse crossings as the trail proceeds up the canyon; s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: A wilderness route down a ridgeline above Blair Canyon. brush. The route follows the ridgetop down through a dense growth of aspens and locusts that sprang up following an extensive fire in 1973. Af ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Safford, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A day hike that makes a circuit around Blue Jay Peak. This little-known trail forms a nice day loop around Blue Jay Peak, in the remote northern end of the Pinaleño Range. The trek begins near the top ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Pima, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: A backpack from the Catalina Highway to the Sabino Basin. This trail runs from the crest of the Santa Catalinas to the bottom of the Sabino Basin. It follows a ridgetop for most of its length, and off ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: A wilderness route to a long-abandoned ranger station site. This trail runs across a bare dome of gravel, then cuts to the pine-clad flanks of Green Mountain. Several prominent pillars of stone allow ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: A day hike to Bull Pasture overlook, 4.1 miles round trip, or wilderness route to Mount Ajo, 5 miles one way. The trail to the Bull Pasture overlook is a fine day loop that features the rugged western ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A backpack along closed roads to the heart of the Cabeza Prieta Mountains. This route follows established jeep roads along the flats to the south of Cabeza Prieta Peak, then swings northeast to reach ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tacna, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 21.4
... Preview: A network of day-hiking trails in the low desert of Saguaro National Park. This intricate network of well-maintained trails crisscrosses the lowlands and foothills of Saguaro National Park’s northwest ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking
... Preview: A day hike to the summit of Carr Peak. This trail begins at the historic Reef Mine and climbs to the summit of a 9,220-foot peak in the heart of the Huachucas. For most of its length, the trail crosse ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: An extended trip from Madrona Ranger Station to Manning Camp. The path arcs westward as it climbs, distancing itself from Chiminea Canyon. Watch for barrel cacti, ocotillos, and chollas in the midst o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: A backpacking trail from Rustler Park to Sentinel Peak. This point encompasses some of the most sweeping views in the Chiricahuas. To the southeast, the Peloncillo Range rises beyond the tawny expanse ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Portal, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20.6
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack around the Cipriano Hills. The Cipriano Hills are a collection of rounded, volcanic summits that rise at the edge of the Growler Valley. This route makes a circuit around ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5