Grass Canyon Loop Trail

Ajo, Arizona 85321

Grass Canyon Loop Trail

Grass Canyon Loop Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This cross-country loop traverses the foothills of the rugged Ajo Mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument."

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A long day hike or a backpack in the northern Ajo Mountains, 6.2 miles round-trip. This wilderness route offers a long loop trip from Alamo Canyon Campground. It crosses cactus-rich bajada slopes that offer sweeping views of the valley and then penetrates the northern end of the Ajo Range to take in some of the most striking mountain scenery in the monument. There is no trail, and the route is easiest to follow when approached from a clockwise direction. Remember that permits are required for backcountry camping and can be obtained at the visitor center."

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3/31/2009
did alamo canyon portion of the loop to old ranch house and corral. nice easy walk, generally flat.
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12/31/2002
It was a real adventure NOT to have a trail to follow. Rugged, secluded and warm, this was a fabulous New Year's Eve get-away. Camped on the saddle we enjoyed the quiet crimson sun set on a good year. Just east up the ridge was a formation, looking like an Eagle's head, overhanging a spiritual 'secret spot' that held our contemplative souls in awe.
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Trail Information

Ajo
Nearby City
6.3
Distance
1,230 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
October through April
Season
2,280 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,340 feet
Top Elevation
Camping
Additional Use
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Ajo; Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Trails Illustrated
Local Maps

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