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 61 to 80 of 98.
... Preview: An off-trail loop hike around the northern tail of the Sierra Pinta. This is a hike of the open desert, offering vistas of distant ranges across vast, arid basins. Point of the Pintas is the last majo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tacna, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: A day hike to an overlook above Ventana Canyon. The trail begins by gently climbing through rugged country populated by saguaros, prickly pears, and palo verdes. There are early views of the vertical ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: A long day loop that visits the crest of the Huachuca Range. The trailhead is only open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., and all hikers must carry a permit that is available free of charge at the Ramsey Canyon ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: A backpack from Rucker Canyon to the Chiricahua Crest trail. As the path ascends the wooded canyon, startling towers of buff-colored stone can be glimpsed through branches of evergreen oaks. These s ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Elfrida, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: A day hike from the Mount Lemmon Road to the floor of the Cañada del Oro. The trail begins by climbing over a low hill clad in a mixed forest that includes pines, aspens, spruces, and even subalpine f ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Mount Lemmon, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: This trek follows a jeep trail to Red Rock Spring, then enters the Chiricahua Wilderness and becomes a footpath running all the way to the summit of Sage Peak. It features some fantastic stone pinnacl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Elfrida, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.8
... Preview: A short day hike to a natural water pocket in the northern Puerto Blanco Mountains. This trail makes a nice day hike from the Puerto Blanco Road to a natural catch-basin that may contain water during ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: An interpretive loop trail through a gold mining region of the Huachucas. The trail descends from a shady pine woodland into manzanita chaparral, where there is a fine overlook of Carr Canyon along wi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: A day hike along Rhyolite Canyon from Chiricahua National Monument Visitor Center to the Echo Canyon trail. A diverse forest of pines, oaks, and cypresses supports an abundance of birds during spring ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This short hike follows an old roadbed that wanders up into the hills above the Rincon Valley. It makes a pleasant sunset stroll. The grade increases to a steady climb as the thorn scrub opens up into ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack from Happy Valley to the summit of Rincon Peak. As the trail moves upward, outstanding views unfold to the east. The arid foothills dwindle like ripples in a grassy sea, fi ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: This trek begins on the flats of Catalina State Park, ascends through the rugged foothills of the Santa Catalinas, then penetrates deep into the mountains. Most hikers travel only as far as Romero Poo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: An interpretive loop through Hohokam and early Spanish ruins. This short trail crosses Sutherland Wash to provide an interpretive loop through the ruins of a Hohokam Indian village. The Hohokam are th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: A backpack along the northeast slope of the Pinaleño Mountains. This trail offers one of the longer backpacking routes in southern Arizona, traversing the high and wild country beneath the crest of th ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Safford, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28.8
... Preview: A day hike to an overlook above Rucker Canyon. This trail makes an outstanding day hike. The bottomland forests along the lower part of the trail make excellent bird and deer habitat, and the upper se ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Elfrida, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: A day hike along Sabino Canyon to Hutch’s Pool. This hike is extremely popular, and the trail can be quite crowded during summer and on weekends. After the path crosses a high spur, the landscape take ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: A day hike or backpack from Turkey Creek to the Chiricahua Crest trail. A backward look reveals Little Bull as a rounded dome with cliffs across its eastern face. Delicate spires of rock can be seen o ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sunizona, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: This trail forms a challenging loop trip in the northern part of the Huachuca Mountains. It lies within the bounds of the Fort Huachuca army base, and a visitor permit is required. The trail is faint ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Sierra Vista, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: A day hike to Mam-a-Gah Picnic Area. The trail begins by following an old roadbed up a series of gently sloping bajadas that skirt the ridges to the south. Look for ironwood and barrel cacti early on; ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: A day hike through the Senita Basin, The Senita Basin is a low depression surrounded by spurs of the Puerto Blanco Mountains. It is a good place to spot desert wildlife, especially javelinas and coyot ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8