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Las Colinas - AZT #6 from the south starts with a short road walk to the trail, as described in directions. Then follows the well-defined trail through rolling hills, across several ridges and washes, as it makes its way to Twin Tanks, just off Lakes Road south of Interstate 10.
Hike northbound on a good trail through oak-lined grasslands, up brief climbs with a combination of fast descents and gradual descending ridge walks. Long vistas give rise to brief glimpses of white-tailed deer as they run for cover. While the elevation at the end of the trail indicates over 1000 feet of descent, this can be deceptive because there is considerable accumulated elevation gain.
If backpacking, there are several places along the way to camp. Including some nicely leveled spots high on the ridges and some excellent tree-covered areas in the washes. One wash in particular about 5 miles north has some lovely spots that would be perfect in warmer weather.
The only water along the trail is at the end - a disgusting cattle 'tank' (i.e., mud puddle) where a strainer and filter are highly recommended.
Southern Trailhead: Oak Tree Canyon - FR 4072
Northern Trailhead: Lakes Road - Twin Tanks
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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