A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park and the Santa Catalina Mountains  by Bruce Grubbs

176pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762734191

From magnificent "forests" of saguaro cactus on the desert hills to tall stands of fir and pine on the nearby "sky island" mountain ranges, an astonishing variety of terrain makes the Tucson area a recreational and natural wonderland. A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park and the Santa Catalina Mountains guides you to the best trails for walking, hiking, and horseback riding; great campgrounds; unforgettable scenic drives; and fascinating attractions in Tucson itself.

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Trails from the "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 33.
... Preview: A short day hike to a viewpoint overlooking the rugged Wilderness of Rocks area. From the trailhead, start the hike on the Marshall Gulch Trail, which ascends Marshall Gulch west past Huntsman Spring ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This scenic drive starts at the Red Hills Visitor Center and winds through the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, passing though a fine saguaro forest. The drive is about 9 miles, including 3 miles of ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: A walk to famous Seven Falls, a series of seasonal cascades in Bear Canyon. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan your hike for early in the morning and carry plenty of water. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Using the Douglas Spring Trail, this hike takes you to a seasonal waterfall in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Special Considerations: Carry plenty of water during the hot summer months. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: An easy hike in Tucson Mountain Park along the top of a desert ridge with 50-mile views. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water. ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A day hike across the northeast slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: Although this is a relatively cool and shady hike, carry plenty of water during the warm summer months. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Starting from the Rincon Visitor Center, the Cactus Forest Loop Drive winds for about 6 miles through a classic section of the Sonoran Desert Valley, with large stands of saguaro cacti as well as expa ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This trail starts from the scenic loop drive and wanders north through gentle desert terrain past magnificent stands of saguaro cacti. The first portion of the trail, inside the scenic loop drive, is ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: The Catalina Highway starts in Tucson, from East Tanque Verde Road just east of Pantano Road, and climbs about 31 miles to Mount Lemmon. There is a fee for use of this paved road, payable at the entra ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: This self-guided nature trail loops through a small section of desert plains and features small signs that inform you about the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert. Look for several examples of d ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: A paved, wheelchair-accessible interpretive trail with signs explaining how desert plants and animals deal with the arid desert. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This rugged trail takes you into one of the more remote Front Range canyons to a seasonal waterfall. Special Considerations: Although there is seasonal water in Esperero Canyon, carry plenty of water, ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: An alternative route to the summit of Mount Kimball, using the trail up Finger Rock Canyon. This trail is shorter than the Pima Canyon Trail. From the Finger Rock Trailhead, walk a few feet north up ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This nature trail explores the homesteading period in what is now Saguaro National Park. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: An easy walk through Sonoran Desert foothills to an old dam site. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan to hike early in the day and carry plenty of water. From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This popular hike follows the main crest of the Tucson Mountains for an exceptionally scenic hike to the highest peak in the range. Special Considerations: During the hot summer months, plan your hike ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: An alternative route to popular Wasson Peak using the King Canyon and Sweetwater Trails. The USGS topographic map of this area shows the Mile Wide Mine on the slopes to the east, and you can see the s ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: These roads provide the main access to Saguaro National Park West and Tucson Mountain Park, but they are also scenic drives in themselves. This drive takes you past several trailheads, picnic areas, a ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: This is a backpack trip over the summit of the Rincon Mountains via two branches of the Arizona Trail. All the springs on this route are seasonal except Manning Camp Spring, and they dry up during the ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 20.2
... Preview: A hike through a beautiful saguaro cactus forest through Sonoran Desert hills, using the Ironwood Forest and Picture Rocks Wash Trails. These trails are in the northern portion of the Tucson Mountains ... From the guidebook "A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains"
Tucson, AZ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.4