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Oracle Ridge - AZT #12, AZ

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 15.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,054 feet
Elevation Gain -3,020 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,840 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.63
Backpack Yes & Connecting
Dogs not allowed
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Collective Slideshow
7  2018-09-06
Oracle Ridge - Red Ridge Loop
25  2018-07-05
Apache Peak Abort
22  2018-06-09
Oracle Ridge to Catalina Camp
1  2018-06-03
Oracle Ridge - Red Ridge Loop
7  2018-03-21
Oracle Ridge - Red Ridge Loop
4  2018-03-10
Rice Peak
12  2017-09-30 pjhikes
11  2017-04-28 Sredfield
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Preferred   Apr, Nov
Sun  7:24am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
11 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Marshall Peak - Santa Catalinas
Marshall Peak - Santa Catalinas
0.0 mi away
3.9 mi
1,037 ft
Marshall Gulch Trail #3
Marshall Gulch Trail #3
0.0 mi away
1.2 mi
594 ft
Aspen / Marshall Loop
Aspen / Marshall Loop
0.0 mi away
3.5 mi
1,015 ft
Aspen / Marshall Superloop via Radio Ridge
Aspen / Marshall Superloop via Radio Ridge
0.0 mi away
8.6 mi
2,482 ft
Aspen Trail #93
0.0 mi away
3.7 mi
1,800 ft
Upper Lemmon Canyon & Pools
Upper Lemmon Canyon & Pools
0.0 mi away
8.0 mi
1,600 ft
Butterfly Trail #16 - Catalina
Butterfly Trail #16 - Catalina
0.9 mi away
5.1 mi
1,797 ft
Sunset Trail #90 - Catalina
Sunset Trail #90 - Catalina
0.9 mi away
3.2 mi
372 ft
Wilderness of Rocks #44
Wilderness of Rocks #44
1.0 mi away
4.0 mi
1,300 ft
Mint Spring Trail #20
Mint Spring Trail #20
1.0 mi away
1.7 mi
493 ft
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This passage begins at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. The route follows FR 10 north into Summerhaven. From Summerhaven the route crosses Catalina Highway then turns left onto FR 38 (Control Road), and then continues due north and downhill on the Oracle Ridge Trail (#1). It turns east on the Cody Trail (#9) and then reaches the end of the passage at the American Flag Trailhead.

Southern Trailhead
Marshall Gulch Trailhead
Take Catalina Highway into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Near the top of the mountain range, bear left to the community of Summerhaven. Continue 1.5 miles south to the end of the road at the Marshall Gulch Trailhead. The trailhead is on the west side of the parking area.

Northern Trailhead
American Flag Trailhead - FR 38 8
From Oracle, turn south at the eastern intersection of AZ 77 and East American Avenue, drive 1.5 miles on American Avenue, and then turn right onto Mount Lemmon Road. Continue 4.0 miles to American Flag Ranch Road, and turn right (west) to reach the trailheads on both sides of the road, including parking areas near the historic American Flag Ranch. The trail on the left (east) side of the road is the start of Passage 13; Passage 12 arrives from the west (right).

Updated 2017-07-24

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