Mountains of Southern Arizona


Day Hike - Mountains of Southern Arizona

Bear to Sabino Canyon, a beautiful loop, 3200', 14 or 19 miles.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH

6 AM Sabino Canyon visitor center 

A Caltopo map of the route

The main group will needs to finish the 14 miles by 4:30 in order to catch the last bus down to the visitor center.

The green route shows the extension for the folks that want to go longer and faster. It will make the hike 19 miles with 3400' of gain. Instead of taking the spur trail down to the bus, they will take the Telephone Line Trail back to the visitor center. 

 2020 pictures of the hike


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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