Saguaro Vista Trail (S)

GENERAL HIKE INFORMATION
Date:Destination:Saguaro Vista Trail
Level:Short (S)Area:Tucson
Approx hike distance in miles:3Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:200Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:N/A
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:N/A


TRAIL CONDITIONS

Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
No
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
This is an out and back hike with a loop in the Sweetwater Preserve along the foothills of the Tucson mountains. There is a dense population of mature saguaros along the trail as well as a crested saguaro. Bring water and a snack.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD:
If you think you might be driving, please print and bring these directions with you.
  • From Coolidge, take AZ 87 South to I-10 East
  • Follow I-10 East for 41 miles to exit 252, Camino Del Cerro Rd.
  • Turn right on Camino Del Cerro Rd.
  • In 2.6 miles turn left on N. Tortolita Rd.
  • Follow for 1 mile to the parking lot.
  • Total distance from the Union Center to the trailhead is 74 miles.