Round the Mountain Trail

Safford, Arizona

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A backpack along the northeast slope of the Pinaleño Mountains. This trail offers one of the longer backpacking routes in southern Arizona, traversing the high and wild country beneath the crest of the Pinaleño Mountains. The trail is well-maintained and fairly easy to follow, but is physically challenging because it continually climbs up and down a series of high passes. The trail zigzags toward the canyon floor, and a scattering of pines and Douglas firs frames vistas of the Gila Valley and the Blue Mountains that rise beyond it. Agaves and hedgehog cacti grow from chinks in the rock, and juniper trees thrust their twisted limbs toward the desert sky.

Round the Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A backpack along the northeast slope of the Pinaleño Mountains. This trail offers one of the longer backpacking routes in southern Arizona, traversing the high and wild country beneath the crest of the Pinaleño Mountains. The trail is well-maintained and fairly easy to follow, but is physically challenging because it continually climbs up and down a series of high passes.

The trail zigzags toward the canyon floor, and a scattering of pines and Douglas firs frames vistas of the Gila Valley and the Blue Mountains that rise beyond it. Agaves and hedgehog cacti grow from chinks in the rock, and juniper trees thrust their twisted limbs toward the desert sky."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Safford
Distance: 28.8
Elevation Gain: 7,220 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best April to October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 9,160 feet
Local Contacts: Safford Ranger District, Coronado National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Mount Graham, Webb Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Round the Mountain Trail

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May 2018