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Durango Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.93 miles
Trailhead Elevation 969 feet
Elevation Gain 36 feet
Accumulated Gain 36 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.05
Backpack No
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Author SpiderLegs
author avatar Guides 2
Routes 9
Photos 42
Trips 692 map ( 4,072 miles )
Age 54 Male Gender
Location Tucson, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Dec
Seasons   Autumn
Sun  5:38am - 7:33pm
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Durango Trail runs along the Durango Regional Conveyance Channel, a large retention basin and channel overseen by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. Running along the channel is a flat, wide dirt trail that stretches from 107th Avenue to 75th Avenue, just south of Lower Buckeye Road.

To access the trail from 107th Avenue, park along the east side of the road about 10 yards north of the trail. 107th Avenue has a wide dirt shoulder that allows safe parking. Look for the power lines that run east/west, and the trail follows the power line and retention channel. This is a nondescript trail that intersects subdivisions and farm fields. The trail is landscaped with palo verde trees providing shade along portions of the trail. Also, there is a fitness path along a portion of the trail, so you can sneak in some pullups or pushups while you are hiking or running.

Overall nothing too exciting about this trail, but it is an easily accessed spot if you want to stretch your legs for a short hike or run.

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2013-12-09 SpiderLegs

    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 hike
    Head west on I-10 from Phoenix and get off on 99th Avenue. Head south to Lower Buckeye Road and turn right until you get to the intersection at 107th Avenue. Turn left and head south to the trailhead, approximately a half-mile on the east side of the road.
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