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 41 to 60 of 98.
... Preview: A day hike to the summit of Wasson Peak. This trail is the premier hiking route in the Tucson Mountain Unit of Saguaro National Park. The trail begins by climbing up a small canyon studded with outcro ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: A day hike along Johns Canyon Ridge. This little-used trail makes a nice day trip in the northern end of the Pinaleño Mountains. From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Pima, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: A day hike around Johnson Peak. Travelers can look forward to cool pine forests and grassy glades on higher ridges as the trail takes in the high country along a major divide. Gaps in the canopy revea ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sunizona, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: A day hike to the top of Wasson Peak. The slopes surrounding the gulch are dominated by stately saguaros, while barrel cacti, palo verdes, ocotillos, and chollas are also well represented in this clas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A day hike from Ladybug Pass to the Angle Orchard Road. It soon finds itself atop a rocky ridge that boasts excellent views to the south. Greasewood Mountain is in plain sight, rising in the midst of ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sonoita, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Day hike or backpack around Agua Dulce Peak. The traveling is easy at first across decomposed granite, and saguaros and palo verdes dot a nearby arroyo. After passing through the gap, the track head ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: A network of trails atop Mica Mountain, accessible after a full day of backpacking. This network of well-maintained trails provides a spectrum of loop hikes atop the highest peak in the Rincon Mountai ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking
... Preview: A day hike or backpack to the Huachuca Crest trail. This footpath climbs vigorously onto warmer slopes above the canyon, entering a scrubland of live oak. As it traces these higher, drier slopes, open ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This trek uses the southern leg of the Huachuca Crest trail, which follows the top of the range to reach Miller Peak. There are a large number of old mine and prospect sites along this well-maintained ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: A day hike to the Milton Mine. The trail first traverses a rolling desert of arid hills. After crossing the first major arroyo, the track wanders amid a complicated maze of hillocks and draws, richly ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This is a day hike or backpack from Turkey Creek to the Chiricahua Crest trail. This trail offers the most direct route from the Turkey Creek basin to Chiricahua Crest. It climbs a bare ridgetop that ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sunizona, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A day hike along Finger Rock Canyon to the summit of Mount Kimball. This trail climbs to a high summit on Pusch Ridge, offering views of Finger Rock and a breathtaking overlook along the way. The trai ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: A backpack from the top of Mount Lemmon to Romero Pass. Hikers will encounter a wide spectrum of life zones along the route, ranging from lush conifer forest to arid scrubland. The magnificent granite ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Mount Lemmon, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack to the summit of the tallest peak in the Santa Rita Range. The new grade is so gentle and well cleared that Forest Service officials recommend it as a nice sunset trail or ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: A day hike to an overlook of Natural Bridge. This rewarding trail penetrates a hidden corner of Chiricahua National Monument to reach a small stone bridge weathered out of bedrock by centuries of eros ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: A backpack along the spine of Oracle Ridge. This trail follows the crest of a long ridge that extends northward from the Santa Catalina Range. The ridge offers sweeping views of the Galiuro Mountain ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Mount Lemmon, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack up the western slope of the Huachuca Mountains. This path zigzags upward through a loose collection of live oak, juniper, and piñon pine. The swards of grass between the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: A backpack from Organization Ridge Road to the Sabino Basin. Canyon. It initially passes through pine forest, then descends through oak woodlands and ends up in arid grasslands sprinkled with ocotillo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: A day hike or backpack up Pima Canyon to Mt. Kimball. As the trail penetrates deeper into the canyon, towering walls of metamorphic rock guard the rims, and the vegetation grades from low desert cactu ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2
... Preview: A short, off-trail day hike to a spectacular overlook atop the heights of the Pinacate Lava Flow. At the top, panoramic views are highlighted by the jagged granite peaks of the Sierra Pintas. To the ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Why, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2