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Wilderness of Rock Professional Review and Guide
"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 use from late spring through early fall, and travelers should make an extra effort to ensure that they leave the area unscarred by their passage.
The rugged nature of the country makes it hard to find a level campsite, and campers should be especially careful to conceal their tents from passersby. Water can generally be found in the wash of Lemmon Canyon. Route-finding skills will prove useful here, since the path often crosses broad stretches of bare stone."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country (Falcon Guides).
The WOR is a most intriguing area. The rock formations are like non I had ever seen: small, large, stacked, balanced. Shaped like so many geometric figures in a ballet of form and imagined function. The trail winds through them leading to Lemmon Creek where other trails connect. Access to the Wilderness of rock is from near the summit of Mt. Lemmon's winter ski area. The area is forested. The trail is well marked and well traveled and you might want to stop by the fire lookout cabin on your way down. It's quite a view!
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