Atascosa Lookout

Coronado National Forest, Arizona

Distance2.3mi
Elevation Gain1,769ft
Trailhead Elevation4,697ft
Top6,259ft
Elevation Min/Max4697/6259ft
Elevation Start/End4697/4697ft

Atascosa Lookout

Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. It is within Coronado National Forest. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 4,697 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,769 feet.

Atascosa Lookout Professional Reviews and Guides

"A moderate but rewarding day hike to a lookout. The rocky unmaintained trail climbs fairly directly to the abandoned fire lookout at 6,249 feet. From there, you have wonderful views of the surrounding countryside: Sycamore Canyon to the southwest, Pena Blanc Lake to the east, and Nogales to the southeast.

Way off to the west are the distinctive hump of Baboquivari Peak and the telescopes crowning Kitt Peak. For an even higher perspective, you can make your way north 0.75 mile to the summit of Atascosa Peak, which is about 200 feet higher than the lookout."

"A day hike to a fire lookout in the southern end of the Tumacacori Mountains, 2.4 miles one way.

This well-groomed trail provides an outstanding day hike to an old fire lookout high in the southern Tumacacori Mountains near Nogales. This area is part of the proposed Tumacacori Highlands Wilderness, a worthy proposal that is working its way through Congress. The hike begins in grassy foothills, bearing north as it makes a gradual ascent."

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Trail Information

Coronado National Forest
Nearby City
Coronado National Forest
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS Ruby
Local Maps

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Nov 2018