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. Soon after entering the canyon, the path goes beyond the national forest boundary and enters the Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Massive cliffs of metamorphic stone slant skyward to sharp points above the floor of the canyon. Mesquite and other deep-rooted shrubs dominate the bottoms, while the slopes above them are sprinkled with saguaros and ocotillo. There are numerous crossings of the rocky streamcourse as the trail wanders northward, and the solid walls of the lower canyon rise into ragged pinnacles."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country (Falcon Guides).
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