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Saguaro Loop Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 0.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,792 feet
Elevation Gain 56 feet
Accumulated Gain 56 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.58
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:32am - 5:42pm
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1 Alternative
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Crossover Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
0.2 mi
13 ft
Desert Park Trail - MSP
Desert Park Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
3.1 mi
605 ft
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Gateway - Bajada Nature Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
0.7 mi
16 ft
Gateway Loop Trail - MSP
Gateway Loop Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
4.4 mi
838 ft
Inspiration Point via Windgate
Inspiration Point via Windgate
0.4 mi away
6.0 mi
1,300 ft
Saguaro Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
0.4 mi
72 ft
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
0.4 mi away
13.0 mi
3,125 ft
Equestrian Bypass Trail - MSP
0.4 mi away
0.3 mi
21 ft
Levee Trail - MSP
0.5 mi away
1.0 mi
238 ft
104th Street Trail - MSP
0.7 mi away
0.8 mi
84 ft
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Saguaro Loop Trail - MSP is a 0.3 mile round trip lasso loop hike with 56 feet elevation gain. Located 3 miles south-southeast of Scottsdale Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: Accessed via Saguaro Trail

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  • MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 2
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 3
  • MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
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    MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
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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 Gateway Trailhead
Take the 101 to the Princess Drive/Pima Road exit. Go north on Pima Road to Union Hills Drive. Turn right (east) on Union Hills Drive to Thompson Peak Parkway. Turn right on Thompson Peak Parkway and head south about 1/2 mile to the Gateway Visitor Center on the left. There's plenty of parking and nice facilities here.


Take 101 to Bell Road exit (by way of either FLW Blvd exit 39 arriving from the south or Pima/Princess exit 36 arriving from the north). Go East on Bell road 1.7 miles and turn left onto Thompson Peak Parkway. The Gateway is 0.7 miles on the right. (18333 N. Thompson Peak Parkway)

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 28.4 mi, 36 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 126 mi, 2 hours 6 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 141 mi, 2 hours 33 mins
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