Boyce Thompson Arboretum Tours (SP)

Date:Mar 2, 2022Destination:Boyce Thompson Arboretum Tours
Level:Special (SP)Area:Superior
Approx hike distance in miles:2Hike leader:Bill Scott
Low to high elevation gain:200Hike leader phone:520-840-8879
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader
Meet in the Boyce Thompson parking lot:8:45Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:See below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.280416


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:No
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No
*Meet in the Boyce Thompson Arboretum parking lot at 8:45 and wait for your group to assemble there.
This private tour is a great opportunity to see one of best collection of desert plants in the world. A guide will take us on an Arboretum Discovery Tour plus the Wallace Desert Garden Tour. Each tour will take an hour with a half hour break in-between. There are 2 fees of $12.00 (admission) and $7.00 (guide fee) for a total of $19.00 per person (price based on 15 hikers). No passes or credit cards may be used. All money will be collected by the hike leader in the Boyce Thompson parking lot prior to entering the Arboretum. Bring water and a snack.
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd. Turn right.
  • Turn left (north) on AZ 79.
  • Take the right ramp onto Hwy 60 East toward Globe.
  • Just past milepost 222, turn right. Sign says Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
  • Entrane to the Arboretum is on the right in approximately 0.5 mile.
  • Total mileage: 31 miles