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CP Flat LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2014
Hiking2.10 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles      50 Mns   3.15 mph
350 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Our 6th and final hike of the day. We were hoping to see all the aspens on this trail at their peak, but unfortunately it seemed like we were about a week late. Still a beautiful trail though. Preston's description was very helpful with keeping us on trail. Near the beginning of the trail there's a campsite on your right. Walk just off-trail here to a little rocky overlook for some absolutely breathtaking views. My favorite spot of the day.

You soon come to at least a solid half mile of aspens. Even without all the color it was still awesome. The little meadow after all the aspens was nice and green. Before you know it you're back to the Swift Trail. Too bad there isn't a better way to loop this trail. Walking the Swift Trail isn't bad though, because you can stop at a couple awesome overlooks on the way back up to the trailhead.

6 different trails on Mt. Graham today and we didn't see a single person on any of them. Amazing! It felt like we had the whole mountain to ourselves. We had an incredible trip again this year, and I can't wait to come back again next year. I wish this place wasn't so remote from Phoenix, or I'd be here all the time.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
All the aspens had already lost most of their leaves, but still a decent amount of color to be had.
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