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Una Del Oso Trail #201, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.35 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,000 feet
Elevation Gain -180 feet
Accumulated Gain 64 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 0.56
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Author PrestonSands
author avatar Guides 169
Routes 148
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Trips 1,493 map ( 7,566 miles )
Age 43 Male Gender
Location Oro Valley, AZ
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Sun  5:14am - 7:35pm
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built by bears
by PrestonSands

The Una Del Oso Trail #201 is a short little trail in the Pinal Mountains south of Globe. A former road, the Una Del Oso Trail, provides access to the middle section of the Tollroad Trail. The Tollroad Trail was a former toll road built in 1883 to connect Globe to the Pioneer Mining District on the Pinal Mountains' south side. In 1882, somewhere in the Una Del Oso/Tollroad Trail area, a robbery of a Wells Fargo pack train took place. Pinal Creek canyon is a peaceful area today, and wagons loaded with precious metals from two centuries ago have been replaced by hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, in this scenic mountain canyon.

Beginning at the Una Del Oso trailhead along forest road 112, the Una Del Oso Trail leaves the road and the top of the ridge behind and begins descending into an oak and juniper woodland. On this stretch, Globe is visible in the distance, at the mouth of Sixshooter Canyon. High above to the south are the forested slopes of East Mountain and Pinal Peak. Across the canyon, the Tollroad Trail can be seen, snaking along the brushy green mountainside. The Una Del Oso Trail does seem to be popular with bears, as its name suggests, with many overturned rocks along the route. A few ponderosas are encountered among the manzanita and century plants as the trail makes a steady descent to Pinal Creek's pine-filled bottom. The trail soon arrives at the bottom of Pinal Creek, among water polished boulders of pale grey metamorphic rock. Pinal Creek may have water in it, depending on the time of year. Judging from the sycamores and cottonwoods in the stream bed, there must be at least some moisture present year-round. The Una Del Oso Trail crosses Pinal Creek and meets up with the Tollroad Trail on the east bank, among the ponderosa pines and white oaks. A sign marks the junction.

Return the way you came, or create a loop hike using the upper or lower halves of the Tollroad Trail, in conjunction with forest road 112.

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2007-06-17 PrestonSands

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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the highway 60/highway 188 junction in Globe, head east on hwy 60 for 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Broad Street at the stoplight. Follow Broad Street for 1.1 miles, then turn right at the fork, where you will immediately cross railroad tracks and a bridge (this becomes Six-Shooter Road). Follow Sixshooter Road for 0.9 miles, then turn right onto Icehouse Canyon road. After 1.75 miles on Icehouse Canyon Road, Kellner Canyon Road splits to the right. Stay left, and follow the road another 4.55 miles to the square, brown and white #201 trailhead sign (the site of Una Del Oso Trailhead, 6.3 miles from Sixshooter Road).
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