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Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran Preserve, AZ

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Distance Loop 3.84 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,831 feet
Elevation Gain 216 feet
Accumulated Gain 612 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.9
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  7:32am - 5:48pm
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24 Alternative
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Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran Preserve
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Union Hills Loop
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Sonoran Preserve - Peak 2383
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Hawk's Nest Trail - Sonoran Preserve
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Valle Verde Trail - Sonoran Preserve
Valle Verde Trail - Sonoran Preserve
0.4 mi away
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Western Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve
0.6 mi away
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Dixie Summit Trail - Sonoran Preserve
0.7 mi away
0.3 mi
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Cactus Wren Trail - Sonoran Preserve
0.9 mi away
1.4 mi
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Great Horned Owl Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.1 mi away
3.0 mi
463 ft
Union Peak Trail - Sonoran Preserve
Union Peak Trail - Sonoran Preserve
1.4 mi away
0.4 mi
265 ft
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Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran Preserve is a 3.84 mile round trip loop hike with 612 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 13 miles north-northeast of Glendale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

This trail was the first new trail built, 2010, in the Sonoran Preserve. It is accessible from the Desert Vista Trailhead. Look for the Teddy Bear Cholla forest between mile posts 2.6 and 2.75.

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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 Desert Vista Trailhead
From I-17 and Jomax Rd, take Jomax to it's east end. Turn left on North Valley Pkwy, right on Copperhead Trail, left on Melvern Trail, and right on Desert Vista Trail to go behind the neighborhood community center. Desert Vista dead ends at the trailhead parking lot. Studying a map before you go is recommended as the trailhead is somewhat hidden in the neighborhood.

Address: 1901 W Desert Vista Trail, Phoenix

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 29.4 mi, 34 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 134 mi, 2 hours 4 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 122 mi, 1 hour 54 mins
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