Ventana Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Pima County, Arizona. It is within Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 5,957 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,083 feet.
Ventana Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The hike to Maiden Pools off ers exceptional views of Ventana Canyon and is a fairly popular picnic destination. Above the pools, a less-traveled trail ascends through thriving woodlands to a ridge with views of Mount Lemmon and other landmarks. Keep going to a natural rock window, which makes for a satisfying destination and provides unusual photo ops."
--Rob Rachowiecki, Five-Star Trails: Tucson (Menasha Ridge Press).
"A hike up a rugged canyon to Window Rock, in the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Special Considerations: This hike has 4,040 feet of elevation gain. Carry plenty of water during the hot summer months."
--Bruce Grubbs, A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park & the Santa Catalina Mountains (Falcon Guides).
"A day hike through Ventana Canyon, 5.1 miles one-way.
This trail begins on private lands at the edge of Tucson, and hikers should get permission by calling (520) 299-4372 before using the trailhead. The trail is quite popular with locals and has heavy traffic to Maiden Pools and often as far as Window Rock. From the Canyon View complex, the trail runs northward, across the level uplands that lead to Ventana Canyon. Soon after entering the canyon, the path goes beyond the national forest boundary and enters the Pusch Ridge Wilderness."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides).
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