Daily Archives: January 31, 2014

Wild Burro Trail

This low range north of Marana may not be the Superstitions in grandeur, but offer the hiker a nice variety of loop hikes starting at the Ritz-Carlton south parking lot. No permit is required and parking is free. The lot … Continue reading

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StarPass/Rock wren

Great hike, beautiful day and wonderful scenery! 30 hikers total. 4.4 miles, 2:04 total time, average speed 1.6 mph. Loop Trail

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Tubac to Tumacocori(Anza Trail)

Great day today for a hike. Weather was perfect! About 40 folks took the hike. As with most activities we went to eat after the 5.0 mile hike. Cow Palace was the lunch choice. The technical name from the trail … Continue reading

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Hope Camp

The Hope Camp Trail traces a wash that parallels a south-facing slope in the Rincon foothills. It passes through some of the district’s tallest saguaros and a rich collection of cacti and brush. This densely vegetated area is well lit at dawn … Continue reading

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Manville/Cactus Wren/Signal Hill Loop

Though many visit Signal Hill for its fascinating collection of petroglyphs, few venture beyond these attractions to explore the ecologically rich Cactus Wren and Manville trails.  The two form an easy 3.95 mile loop through a lush desert scrub community highlighted by mature saguaro and large ironwood … Continue reading

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Sendero Esperanza to Hugh Norris

A pleasant hike through gorgeous saguaro forest to a saddle on the rugged Tucson Mountains. This hike takes you across desert flats through fine stands of saguaro cacti. Look for holes in the saguaros, well above the ground, as you … Continue reading

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