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Cow Head Saddle Tanque Verde Ridge Trail, AZ
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Cow Head Saddle Tanque Verde Ridge Trail, AZ 
Cow Head Saddle Tanque Verde Ridge Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2015
markthurman53
Hiking17.40 Miles 2,247 AEG
Hiking17.40 Miles   10 Hrs   58 Mns   2.31 mph
2,247 ft AEG   3 Hrs   26 Mns Break50 LBS Pack
 
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This is the final day of a four day hike in the Rincon Mountains. No matter how old or young you are this id a hard hike. I've done this trail when I was 15 and I have done this trail at 62, (and a few times in between) and it is still a long day. The GPS shows an AEG of 2247 but the descent is 7181 feet, that's more than the Grand Canyon. This is still the best way down the mountain since the X-9 route isn't available any more and I live just 3 minutes away by car. Miller Canyon is another good way down but the drive back to Tucson is long. Other than the long hike down Tanque Verde Ridge, I like this hike because there are great views in almost all directions along the way. There is usually water at Juniper Basin but that's about it, unless there is snow on the upper reaches of Tanque Verde Peak.
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