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Oracle Ridge Canada Del Oro Mount Lemmon Loop, AZ
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Oracle Ridge Canada Del Oro Mount Lemmon Loop, AZ 
Oracle Ridge Canada Del Oro Mount Lemmon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 22 2013
markthurman53
Hiking17.60 Miles 4,969 AEG
Hiking17.60 Miles   10 Hrs   27 Mns   2.32 mph
4,969 ft AEG   2 Hrs   52 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Good loop trail to cover the top of Mount lemmon and the major trails on the north side of the mountain. Oracle ridge down to Dan Saddle is easy to follow and pretty much all downhill. Good views to the north and and east and to the west of Red Ridge and the Reef of Rocks. Once at the Dan Saddle, the Catalina Camp Trail #401 heads west and down toward the Hartman Mine and Canada Del Oro Trail. The Red Ridge Trail heads back up to Mount Lemmon near the Hartman Mine. The east fork of Canada Del Oro runs in close proximity to this trail once past the Red Ridge Trail junction. There is usually water in this in spring. There were no issues following this trail. The Canada Del Oro Trail heads north up Canada del Oro Canyon and follows along the creek until about the last mile where it climbs the west side of the creek to a saddle. The Canada Del Oro Trail was easy to follow with the exception of the very lower parts were the brush and ferns were so thick that it made the trail hard to see. I had no problems with losing the trail though. Be careful of snakes along this portion. From the saddle the trail meets up with Sananiego Ridge Trail and continues on a good climb to the Southerland Trail. from here the trail continues to climb to the Mount Lemmon Trail. Trail is in good condition but a bit steep. Once on the Mount Lemmon Trail it is fairly level walking to Radio Ridge over Summerhaven. I continued on down a road to Summerhaven and back to the Oracle Ridge trail head. This is a good trail to take in late spring when the snows have melted and the streams are running.
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