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 Arizona's Cactus Country" Guide Book
Displaying trails 21 to 40 of 98.
... Preview: A short day hike along the eastern edge of the Huachucas. A craggy palisade of sandstone known locally as “The Reef” rises above the trail. This promontory is actually an eastern buttress of Carr Peak ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: A day hike into the Dragoon Mountains. In the lore of southwestern deserts, few Indian leaders were as renowned and respected as the Apache warrior Cochise. His band, known as the Chokonen or “Tall Cl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sunsites, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A day hike along an arid ridgetop in the southern Huachucas. These two trails offer day hiking opportunities along a hogback known as “Smuggler’s Ridge,” which runs along the Mexican border in the sou ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: A backpack from Deer Creek to the Rattlesnake Creek route. There are fine views of the buttes that guard the eastern approaches to the range; the rolling savannahs of the Oak Creek basin stretch away ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Bonita, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17.4
... Preview: A day hike to a mountaintop in the Santa Teresa Mountains. The Cottonwood Mountain trail is one of the few cleared pathways into the wild and remote Santa Teresa Mountains. The entire south slope of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Safford, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A wilderness route from Palisade Ranger Station to Davis Spring. There is a fine vista spot along the way, and from here one can look out across the broad desert basin of the San Pedro Valley at the r ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: A backpack from the national park boundary to the Chiminea Canyon trail. This trail follows the northern border of Saguaro National Park, climbing steadily through the foothills of the Rincon Mountain ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: A short day hike to a mine site in the northern Puerto Blancos. This route follows a faint wagon track deep into the most rugged corner of the Puerto Blanco Mountains. It begins by curving around a ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: A day hike or backpack from Ladybug Pass to Dutch Henry Well. This trail provides a long and often steep descent from Ladybug Saddle to the bajadas, or alluvial slopes, at the southeastern edge of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sonoita, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: A backpack from the Cactus Picnic Area to Window Rock. This trail climbs into the outer cordillera of the Santa Catalina Mountains, passing scenic landmarks that include Bridalveil Falls and Window Ro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A backpack to the crest of the Santa Rita Mountains. The trail reaches the ridgeline at a clearing that offers an excellent view of Mount McCleary. Far below, angular rock outcrops guard the floor of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.8
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack in the northern Ajo Mountains. It crosses cactus-rich bajada slopes that offer sweeping views of the valley, then penetrates the northern end of the Ajo Range to take in so ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: A day hike from San Pedro Vista to General Hitchcock Campground. A mixed forest of white firs, Douglas firs, ponderosa pines, and evergreen oaks provide shady walking. Gaps in the canopy allow a sweep ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: A day hike or backpack from the Cave Creek basin to the Chiricahua Crest trail. This trail provides a brief but vigorous climb to the crest of the Chiricahua Range from the Cave Creek Basin. Along the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Portal, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: A day loop through the head of Rhyolite Canyon, 8.4 miles round trip. This popular route makes a long day loop, visiting the most spectacular rock formations in Chiricahua National Monument. These for ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This is a backpack from Happy Valley to Manning Camp. As the trail moves upward, outstanding views unfold to the east. The arid foothills dwindle like ripples in a grassy sea, finally ending in the pa ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20.6
... Preview: A wilderness route into the Little Rincon Mountains. This wilderness route has no defined path and requires travelers to use map and compass skills to navigate a rocky valley floor. It penetrates th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A day hike through the hills south of Tanque Verde Ridge. This hike follows an old road through some of the newly-acquired lands at the south end of Saguaro National Park. Although it lacks spectacula ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This trail makes a fantastic day trip from the South Fork Cave Creek Picnic Area, offering outstanding views of the stone towers above the Cave Creek basin. The trail begins in rich bottomland forest ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Portal, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This short but strenuous route climbs to the summit of Huachuca Peak for excellent views of the Whetstone Mountains and the surrounding lowland basins. The route lies within the bounds of Fort Huachuc ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2