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[C***] Tortolita Mountains: S. Wild Burro Canyon / Alamo Springs Trail / Spur Tr

Tortolita Mountains: S. Wild Burro Canyon / Alamo Springs Trail / Spur Trail Loop. Rating: C***. Pace: Moderate [461, 08:00 AM, $4]. The hike begins at the Wild Burro Trailhead and proceeds up Wild Burro Canyon to the Alamo Springs Trail. The Ritz Carlton Hotel and new golf course are visible from many points along the trail. After 3.2 miles, we reach a pass, then descend to the Spur Trail, which we follow into Wild Burro Canyon. Soon after reaching the canyon floor, there is an old stone house, and cistern on the right which belonged to goat herders in the early 1900's. There is also a large water catch basin, dubbed the swimming pool. From this point, hikers walk back along the Wild Burro Trail to the trailhead. ***Denotes the steeper climb up the Alamo Springs trail to the ridge with some high step up rocks. The spur trail on the return is relatively steep. Hike 5.5 miles; trailhead elevation 2810 feet; net elevation change 1060 feet; accumulated gain 1143 feet; RTD 44 miles.
When:
Monday, March 4, 2024, 8:00 AM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)
Where:
Tortolita Mtns.

Additional Info:
Guide(s):
James C Solon
Category:
C Hike
Registration is required before Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Arrive at Mountainview parking lot 15 minutes before departure.
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Capacity:
10
Available Slots:
9
No Fee