Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

Wasson Mountain Key Exchange (I)

Date:Destination:Tucson Mountains
Approx hike distance in miles:6.1
Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:700Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:750Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:2 miles to Sandero - Esperanza THPark entry fee per vehicle:
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/sendero-esperanza-trail
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:See Below


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 :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:Yes at Sandero TH
Nearby at King Canyon TH
Gloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a key exchange using the Sandero-Esperanza Trail and the Gould Mine Trail that starts at the King Canyon TH.  Bring plenty of water and snacks.


Take Merrill Ranch Pkwy, to Hunt Hwy, to Attaway Rd.  Drive south on Attaway 8.5 miles and turn right on Coolidge Avenue then left on Hwy 87/287.  Drive 17 miles to I-10 and go south for 26 miles.  Take exit 236, N Sandario Rd.  In .5 miles turn left on Sanders Road. Drive 4 miles to West Avra Valley Rd and turn left.  Travel 1 miles and turn right on N Sandario Rd. 

Sandero-Esperanza TH – Continue south for 9 miles on N Sandario Rd, and turn left on Golden Gate Road driving 3.7 miles to the  parking lot.  Pit toilet available.  Coordinates:  32.28482, -111.16747

King Canyon TH – Continue 10.6 miles on N Sandario Rd to N Kinney Rd and turn left.  Drive 3 miles to TH parking lot on left.  Across the street is the Sonora Desert Museum with restrooms.  Coordinates:  32.24669, -111.16708