Best Loop Hikes Arizona Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Loop Hikes Arizona  by Bruce Grubbs

261pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0898869773

It's hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail-and no turning around to hike back the way you came. Bruce Grubbs has selected the best existing loop trails and stitched together segments of other trails to form new loops. This is a guide of tremendous variety. You have your pick of terrain: desert, canyon, mountain, or forest. There are hikes along old pioneer trails, through volcanic fields, and past petroglyph views. To top it off, you'll often hike through several different life zones on the same trail-Grubbs is your guide in understanding these, too.

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Trails from the "Best Loop Hikes Arizona" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 75.
... Preview: A great hike for a hot summer day, this loop on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks uses the Abineau Canyon Trail to reach scenic views of the north side of 12,633-foot Humphreys Peak, and then ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Flagstaff, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: Starting from the remote Rogers Troughs Trailhead in the eastern Superstition Mountains, this loop follows the historic Reavis Trail (the route of the Utah to Mexico Arizona Trail) past the old Reavis ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Apache Junction, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: This easy loop from the Peralta Trailhead offers classic views of Weavers Needle in the western Superstition Mountains. The loop uses the Peralta Trail, a short section of crosscountry, and the Bluff ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Starting from the easily accessed Barnhardt Trailhead on the east side of the Mazatzal Mountains, this scenic loop climbs spectacular Barnhardt Canyon via one of the best trails in the range, passes t ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Mesa, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17.3
... Preview: This hike loops through a remote section of the Blue Range over the easternmost portion of the Mogollon Rim via the Lanphier Canyon, WS Mountain, and Largo Creek Trails, with an optional shorter loop, ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Alpine, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.4
... Preview: This is an easy loop through the Red Rock–Secret Mountain country, using the Bear Sign Canyon Trail to ascend Bear Sign Canyon to a saddle and then following Secret Canyon Trail for the return. Attrac ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: This loop, part of the extensive White Mountain Trail System in the forest surrounding the towns of Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside, takes you over the broad summit of Blue Ridge Mountain and back along ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Pinetop, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Starting from the Madera Trailhead in Madera Canyon, this loop ascends the Bog Springs Trail to Bog Springs, then traverses high on the west slopes of Mount Wrightson to reach Kent Spring. The descent ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This is the classic Grand Canyon loop hike, easily reached via paved roads on the South Rim. While none of the trails are regularly maintained, the Hermit Trail is considered the easiest of the old Gr ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Grand Canyon, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.1
... Preview: This easy loop along the crest of Brown Mountain in Tucson Mountain Park uses the Brown Mountain Trail and the Cougar Trail. Views of both the Tucson Mountains and the sweeping Sonoran Desert to the s ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This loop climbs into Bull Pasture, a desert basin perched on the west side of the rugged Ajo Mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Hike counterclockwise to avoid the steep ascent from Est ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Ajo, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This loop on the pine-, fir-, and aspen-forested ridges and through deep canyons north of the Mogollon Rim, uses the recently rediscovered historic General Crook, Houston Brothers, Barbershop, U Bar, ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Happy Jack, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 21.6
... Preview: Another great hike from Turkey Creek on the west side of the Chiricahuas, this loop ascends to the Chiricahua Crest via the Pole Bridge Canyon and Turtle Mountain Trails. Using the Crest Trail, you cl ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Using the Bell Rock Pathway and informal trails, this loop encompasses both Bell Rock and its towering neighbor, Courthouse Butte, and offers dramatic views of the red rock formations. From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.9
... Preview: This easy loop through the gorgeous Sonoran Desert of the Tucson Mountains uses the Ringtail, Coyote Pass, Cactus Canyon, Ironwood Forest, and Mule Deer Trails to form a figure eight, double loop with ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Yet another long loop starting from historic Sheep Bridge, this rugged hike uses a section of easy cross-country hiking through the Sonoran Desert foot hills to reach the seldom-used Davenport Trail. ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Phoenix, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 43.1
... Preview: This loop on the east side of the rugged and remote Galiuro Mountains from the Deer Creek Trailhead starts on the Paddys River Trail and then uses the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail to reach the old Powers ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Safford, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25.1
... Preview: Starting from the Pumpkin Trailhead on the west side of Kendrick Peak, this loop with a short cherry stem uses the lesser-used Pumpkin Trail, the Connector Trail, the Bull Basin Trail, and the Pumpkin ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Williams, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: far the most popular western Superstition hike, this very scenic desert loop starts from the Peralta Trailhead and uses the Bluff Spring, Terrapin, and Dutchman Trails to loop past the base of towerin ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Apache Junction, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.5
... Preview: This is a very easy loop in Red Rock State Park along and above a beautiful section of lower Oak Creek. Numerous intersecting trails can be used to create several different loops, or to return early. From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes Arizona"
Sedona, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4