Gardner Canyon Trail 143

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain2,698ft
Trailhead Elevation8,364ft
Elevation Min/Max6076/8364ft
Elevation Start/End8364/8364ft

Gardner Canyon Trail 143

Gardner Canyon Trail #143 is a hiking trail in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest and Mount Wrightson Wilderness Area. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 8,364 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,698 feet. This trail connects with the following: Walker Basin Trail #136, Forest Road 785 and Mount Wrightson Super Trail #134.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books)
Renee Guillory
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"This remote route to Mt. Wrightson’s upper reaches lifts off humbly, beside a quiet, perennial stream, heading southwest. The effusive lushness that springs from the marriage of shade and water in southwestern canyons produces a convivial jumble of plant life: agaves, yuccas, barrel cacti, prickly pear cacti, bear grass, rose mallows, penstemons, woodsorrels, sages, cat-claw bushes, Arizona cypress, alligator and one-seed junipers, and ponderosa pines. Snakes—including rattlesnakes—inhabit the area as well, so stay alert. If you are very lucky, you might spot a coati or some white-tailed deer foraging at the streamside."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Mount Wrightson Wilderness Area
Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Mt. Wrightson USGS
Local Maps