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 81 to 98 of 98.
... Preview: A backpack from the Gila Valley to the Ash Creek trail. As the canyon penetrates the mountains, the rounded bulk of Shingle Mill Mountain guards its western entrance; a much craggier summit that bears ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Pima, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This trek follows an active jeep trail deep into the Peloncillo Mountains. It follows Skeleton Canyon, which has been an important travel route through the range since pre-Columbian times. According t ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Douglas, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack from the Cave Creek basin to the Chiricahua Crest trail. As the trail rounds an east-facing slope, travelers can see Portal Peak with its many towers of stone. The trail ma ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Portal, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: A day loop in the bottomlands of Sonoita Creek. This loop trail follows an old railroad bed while traversing floodplain and riparian habitat that is well-known for its diverse birdlife. The preserve ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Patagonia, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A long day hike or backpack from South Fork Picnic Area to the Chiricahua Crest trail. The lower canyon is noted for its diversity of both plants and birds, including the rare elegant trogon and the b ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Portal, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: This trail makes a brief climb to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where a fire lookout commands views encompassing Chiricahua National Monument. The path starts out by traversing across the northern sl ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Willcox, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: A backpack along a primitive trail at the crest of the Galiuro Mountains. This route climbs to the eastern crest of the Galiuros, then runs north on a primitive and poorly maintained trail to reach Su ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Bonita, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18.4
... Preview: A wilderness route to a low pass through the Ajo Mountains. This route crosses the broad basin that separates Diaz Spire from the northern marches of the Ajo Mountains. Sweetwater Pass was once an imp ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A wilderness route along a permanent stream that penetrates the Pajarita Mountains. This wilderness route follows Sycamore Canyon downstream into the heart of the Pajarita Wilderness. It involves trav ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Nogales, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: A half-day hike to pools and waterfalls in Tanque Verde Canyon. This short trail visits pools and waterfalls along Tanque Verde Creek that are a favorite swimming and sunbathing spot for locals. Thes ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A backpack from the Javelina picnic area to Manning Camp. This trail offers a long, arid journey along the spine of Tanque Verde Ridge, which projects westward from the main mass of the Rincon Mountai ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 32.4
... Preview: A backpack to a historic ranch in the northern Galiuro Mountains. This trek follows the Tortilla trail across mostly open country as it penetrates deep into the northern Galiuros. It ends at Powers Ga ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Bonita, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A day hike or short backpack loop through the Tule Mountains. This largely off-trail route runs a circuit around a major ridge in the Tule Mountains, visiting a hidden valley near the Mexican border. ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Why, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: A backpack from Happy Valley to the Deer Head Spring trail. This trail climbs the eastern side of the Rincon Mountains, providing the shortest route to Manning Camp and the Mica Mountain Complex. This ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: A day hike through Ventana Canyon. Soon after entering the canyon, the path goes beyond the national forest boundary and enters the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Massive cliffs of metamorphic stone slant sk ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: This short trail runs to several historic mining ruins along the Sonoyta Mountains. From the southern end of the Campground Loop trail, the well-marked Victoria Mine route angles to the west. It wande ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: A day hike or backpack into the Wilderness of Rock. This route accesses a very popular area of pine forests and striking granite formations. The Wilderness of Rock receives particularly heavy visitor ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Mount Lemmon, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A day loop through Tucson Mountain Regional Park. Jagged peaks rise all around, their reddish beds of volcanic rhyolite reaching to craggy heights above older and more crumbly beds of metamorphic ston ... From the guidebook "Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7