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East Sawmill Canyon Trail #146, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 4.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,750 feet
Elevation Gain 2,234 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,273 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.97
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Sep → 7 AM
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:10am - 6:23pm
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🔥 2005 Florida Fire23.2k
🔥 2005 Florida47.6 mi*
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The Greaterville Trail #79, combined with the East Sawmill Canyon Trail, provides access from the northeast to Florida Saddle, one of the major trail crossroads in the Santa Rita Range. This saddle marks the beginning of the Crest Trail #144 that leads to the summit of Mt. Wrightson. The Greaterville and East Sawmill Canyon Trails pass through an area of rugged, scrub oak-clad ridges and forested canyons that slope gradually toward the Santa Rita Mountains. Both offer views to the east of the Whetstone Mountains and Mustang Mountains, as well as to the west of Mt. Wrightson and the Santa Rita crest. Closer at hand, Ponderosa Pine, Alligator Juniper, and Emory Oak, Arizona White Oak, and Silverleaf Oak make up most of the scenery.

This area has a good wildlife habitat. There are healthy populations of Coues white-tailed deer in the area and, if your eye is sharp enough to see them before they flush, you might spot some scaled quail or Montezuma quail. From the western terminus of East Sawmill Canyon Trail, you can head north into Florida Canyon, south and east along Cave Creek Canyon, or continue along the Crest Trail to the top of the Santa Ritas.

Four miles of the East Sawmill Canyon Trail is within the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness. No Mechanized vehicles or Mountain bikes permitted in Wilderness areas.

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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From Tucson, 21 miles south of Interstate 10 and 4 miles north of Sonoita on AZ 83, turn west onto Gardner Canyon Road, Forest Road 92. Keep to the left at three-quarters of a mile and take the right fork, Forest Road 4084, at about 4 miles around a piece of private property: then continue about 7.5 miles to the trailhead. The last 5 miles or so of this road requires a high clearance-4 wheel drive vehicle.
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