Turkey Creek

Tucson, Arizona 85706

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A backpack from Happy Valley to the Deer Head Spring trail, 6.2 miles one way.

This trail climbs the eastern side of the Rincon Mountains, providing the shortest route to Manning Camp and the Mica Mountain complex. It is the only trail open to horses that provides access from the eastern side of the range. The entire length of the trail was burned during the Rincon Mountain Fire of 1994, and the vegetation is now recovering. The trail is easy to follow for most of its length, but it’s tricky to locate near the top as it passes through lightly burned country."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,030 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Best March to May; September to December
Additional Use
Rincon Mountains Hiker's Map
Local Maps

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