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 Santa Rita Mountains - AZT #5, AZ
Description 25 Triplogs 0 Topics
RatedFavorite   Wish List Region
 Tucson - South
Difficulty 3    Route Finding
Distance One Way 13.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,201 feet
Elevation Gain 860 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,942 feet
Avg Time One Way 6-7 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 20.32
Author HAZ Hikebot
Descriptions 12,257
Routes 10,415
Photos 17
Trips 1 map ( 0 miles )
Age 18
Location Arizona
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
15  2015-03-08 mazatzal
7  2015-03-06 pjhikes
18  2015-02-22 BiFrost
5  2015-01-10 sandyfortner
9  2015-01-07 Sredfield
10  2014-05-03 BobP
65  2014-03-21
AZT Passages 4-5
19  2014-03-21
Temporal Gulch - AZT #4
6  2014-01-11 Sredfield
14  2012-06-13 JuanJaimeiii
15  2012-04-05 MEWhiteman
7  2011-03-24 evelec
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Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Arizona Trail
Forest Coronado
Backpack - Yes & Connecting
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
2.4  Granite Mountain 5938
2.4  Chinaman Trail #137
2.6  Cave Canyon Trail #149
2.7  Link Trail - Santa Rita Mtns
2.8  East Sawmill Canyon Trail #146
2.9  Gardner Canyon #143
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Overview: This passage begins on Gardner Canyon Road, just west of Gardner Canyon Trailhead. The route passes the trailhead, heads over to Cave Creek, descends into Fish Canyon and then heads northwest to Kentucky Camp. It goes through the camp area, follows the Kentucky Camp Road and then works its way up Sucker Gulch. It goes past Granite Mountain, through Ophir Gulch and then turns on to FR 165. It descends to Enzenberg Canyon, climbs up to a road, crosses California Gulch and then crosses FR 62. After a couple of small ridges the trail reaches the upper end of Oak Tree Canyon. It follows this canyon down to a point about 3/4 mile from Highway 83.

Southern Trailhead: Gardner Canyon Road - FR 92

Northern Trailhead: Oak Tree Canyon - FR 4072

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    Directions Preferred Months Feb Mar
    Sunrise6:19am Sunset6:39pm
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