Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Romero Pools (UI)

Date:Destination:Romero Pools
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Catalina State Park
Approx hike distance in miles:5.6Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1,040Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1,450Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=212
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:32.425683,-110.907976


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:StrenuousWater Crossings:Yes
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike to a scenic set of pools. The trail is steep and rocky. Bring water, snack and lunch. This hike requires an entrance fee ($7/car) or AZ State Park Pass.


Drive east on Merrill Pkwy, turn right on Felix Rd, and then left on Hunt Hwy. Turn right on Highway 79 and drive 45 miles to Oracle Junction, then turn right on Highway 77. The entrance to Catalina State Park is about 10 miles south on the left side of the highway. Pick up a park map at the ranger station and proceed to the trailhead parking lot.