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Durango Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix SW
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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
Avg Time One Way 1-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.05
Backpack No
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Author SpiderLegs
author avatar Guides 1
Routes 6
Photos 35
Trips 529 map ( 3,147 miles )
Age 52 Male Gender
Location Tucson, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Dec
Seasons   Autumn
Sun  6:11am - 6:38pm
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by SpiderLegs

This trail runs along the Durango Regional Conveyance Channel, which is 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 fairly nondescript trail that intersects subdivisions and farm fields. The trail has been landscaped with palo verde trees providing shade along portions of the trail. In addition 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 a easily accessed spot if you want to stretch your legs for a short hike or run.

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2013-12-09 SpiderLegs

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    Most recent Triplog Reviews
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    Quick pre-dawn run. Warmed up for a mile, popped off a few intervals and slowly cruised back to my car. This trail is set amidst farms, fields and subdivisions. So sometimes it smells like dirt, other times like freshly cut hay and other times like the middle of a dairy farm. This morning it was like a dairy farm, opened my car door and almost gagged.
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    Legs still feel a little dead from Sunday's long run. Fairly easy run with a couple of one mile intervals thrown in. Little disheartening to realize that my pace for a hard mile long interval was the pace that a few of the people I was running with over the weekend could maintain for 20 miles up and down hills. Starting to dawn on me that I'm getting older and slower.
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    Ultra practice commences this morning, if I can remain injury free and keep my annual sinus infection at bay have plans to run two ultras this winter. Hit the trail at 4:30 AM and did an easy 30 minutes to loosen up the legs. Went home and threw around the kettlebell for another 30 minutes.
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    Usually spend about a month in the fall and a month in the spring dramatically cutting back my mileage, intensity & AEG and spend more time in the weight room. So after beating up my legs in the squat rack yesterday just wanted to do a short, easy run to loosen them up.

    Generally not much to see on this trail, but today I saw three owls just sitting next to the trail and one crane hanging out in the one remaining pool of water in the drainage canal.
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    Operation "Whip Myself Back Into Shape" continues. Took advantage of probably the last day before October when afternoon temps would be in the 70's. Left from the beginning of the trail on 107th Avenue and ran to 91st Avenue, then turned around. Once I hit 30 minutes, I stopped running and walked back to my car.

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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 trail head, approximately a half mile on the east side of the road.
    page created by SpiderLegs on Dec 09 2013 1:34 pm
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