Florida Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Cruz County and Pima County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Mount Wrightson Wilderness Area. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 4,330 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,353 feet. The Florida Canyon Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Florida Spring and Robinson Spring can be seen along the trail. There are also a water tank and parking along the trail. The trail ends near the Florida Saddle.
Florida Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A backpack to the crest of the Santa Rita Mountains, 7.4 miles one way.
From its beginnings at the north end of the range, the Florida Canyon Trail climbs aggressively to reach the crest of the Santa Ritas. Florida (floh-REE-duh) Canyon is Spanish for “flowered.” An optional trek along the Santa Rita Crest Trail leads to Baldy Saddle, providing an alternate route to the summit of Mount Wrightson. The route up Florida Canyon has northern exposure, and its final pitch is shaded by climax coniferous forest. As a result, this trail offers one of the cooler routes to the high country at the top of the Santa Ritas."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country-Third Edition (Falcon Guides).
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