Red Tanks Divide Loop

Apache Junction, Arizona

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The Red Tanks Divide Loop takes you through a remote section of the Sonoran desert in the headwaters of La Barge and Red Tanks canyons. Using a section of the popular Dutchmans Trail at the midsection, the hike finishes by climbing over a high ridge with good views of the central Superstition Mountains. Water sources are far apart at the beginning and end of the loop. All the springs are seasonal, and they may be dry in the fall or after a dry winter. On the other hand, if the winter rains are plentiful, every creek will be running and the spring flowers will be in full bloom.

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"The Red Tanks Divide Loop takes you through a remote section of the Sonoran desert in the headwaters of La Barge and Red Tanks canyons. Using a section of the popular Dutchmans Trail at the midsection, the hike finishes by climbing over a high ridge with good views of the central Superstition Mountains.

Water sources are far apart at the beginning and end of the loop. All the springs are seasonal, and they may be dry in the fall or after a dry winter. On the other hand, if the winter rains are plentiful, every creek will be running and the spring flowers will be in full bloom."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 26.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,360 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 days
Season: Best mid-October - March
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Views
Local Contacts: Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, 26 N. MacDonald, P.O. Box 5800, Mesa, Arizona 85211-5800, (480) 610-3300 www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto
Local Maps: Mormon Flat Dam, Weavers Needle, Goldfield U.S.G.S., Superstition Wilderness U.S.F.S.
Driving Directions: Directions to Red Tanks Divide Loop

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May 2018