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Wild Burro to Cochie SpringTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2016
rvcarter
Hiking9.78 Miles 2,215 AEG
Hiking9.78 Miles   6 Hrs   6 Mns   2.05 mph
2,215 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break
 
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The track I just posted is a loop that involves parts of the Wild Mustang and Cochie Springs Trails in the Tortolitas north of Dove Mountain, Marana. The connection between the two trails is not well marked at either end but is pretty easy to follow once you find it. Hope my track helps. We did it clockwise but you could do the reverse which would involve a steep descent down to near the windmill mentioned in fricknaley's excellent description (which is an out and back). Beautiful mountains and nice trails. I need to go over there more often. Good weather and good group.

A side climb/scramble be included to the top of what the locals refer to as "Jeb's Peak" along the connector trail. We passed it up but it looks like fun. On USGS maps, it is marked as peak 4416 on Cal Topo.

One heads up. Cochie Spring is marked on Cal Topo as being about 1/2 mile further up Cochie Canyon from where we turned uphill. So, don't think you have to go all the way to Cochie Spring to make the turn. Just start looking for the takeoff to the right about 100 yds or so up from the windmill marked "Aeromotor". The city of Marana has an excellent map on its web site. Just search for "Tortolita Hiking Trails".
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