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Guadalupe Ridge - AKA Midlife Crisis / Scott, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,424 feet
Elevation Gain 1,141 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,783 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.94
Backpack No
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar → 7 AM
Seasons   Winter to Early Spring
Sun  7:30am - 5:48pm
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78 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Marcos De Niza
Marcos De Niza
0.1 mi away
0.9 mi
363 ft
Desert Classic Trail
Desert Classic Trail
0.1 mi away
9.3 mi
500 ft
Goat Hill from Pima Canyon TH
0.1 mi away
18.0 mi
3,440 ft
Hidden Valley via Guadalupe Ridge
Hidden Valley via Guadalupe Ridge
0.1 mi away
5.5 mi
1,320 ft
Hidden Valley via Pima Canyon
Hidden Valley via Pima Canyon
0.1 mi away
6.2 mi
933 ft
National Trail - South Mountain
National Trail - South Mountain
0.1 mi away
14.0 mi
1,256 ft
Pima Wash - South Mountain
Pima Wash - South Mountain
0.1 mi away
3.5 mi
614 ft
SoMo Park Circle Route - 1934 Master Plan
SoMo Park Circle Route - 1934 Master Plan
0.1 mi away
32.1 mi
2,327 ft
Ridgeline Trail - South Mountain
0.6 mi away
0.8 mi
283 ft
Beverly Canyon Trail
0.9 mi away
1.7 mi
350 ft
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Likely In-Season!
From Pima Canyon Trailhead head out on Desert Classic, immediately turn up to Marco de Niza rock. Trail continues up either side and meets quickly. Trail continues up and down along ridge to junction with Beverly Canyon Trail - South.

The trail heads up and becomes a tad more difficult to follow after passing San Gabriel Ridge (keep left, don't go right down to National. Once past the route trouble the trail is easy to follow all the way to the junction with San Gabriel Canyon.

The faint use trail continues on over to Corona de Loma - East Ridge. The Guadalupe Ridge ends here at Eagle Pass. On the other side of Eagle Pass is Corona de Loma. A right quickly takes you down to the National Trail, Buena Vista Trailhead is near.

This trail is not signed anywhere. It is a heavily used use-trail. Especially in the middle section where residents of San Gabriel neighborhood utilize the ridge for various loops.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To Pima Canyon Trailhead
    This one is a little tough to locate if you're not from the area. It's near Guadalupe Rd. The issue at hand is there are no on-off ramps for Guadalupe Rd. Instead get off south a mile on Elliot and follow 48th Street north.

    Pima Canyon Trailhead is located west off of 48th Street just south of Guadalupe Road. It's all rather confusing. Your first time just go to the intersection of Guadalupe & 48th then head south. Take the first right and an immediate left into South Mountain/Phx Preserves Park. Follow the access road passing the golf course all the way to the trailhead.

    Pima Canyon Trailhead and Marco de Niza Trailhead are one and the same now. Long ago the road continued to Pima Canyon Trailhead.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 10.9 mi - about 18 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 101 mi - about 1 hour 32 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 155 mi - about 2 hours 25 mins
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