Arizona Trail Passage 3 - Canelo Hills West

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Arizona Trail Passage 3 - Canelo Hills West is a 14.2 mile point-to-point trail located near Patagonia, AZ and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

14.2 miles 2466 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

Rolling Hills, Working Windmills and Patagonia This is Passage 3 of the 800 mile Arizona Trail (AZT). Passages on the AZT are point to point, you will probably need to make transportation arrangements for insertion and/or extraction if you are not through hiking. GPS is highly recommended. Potable water is the exception not the norm. Some passages can be done in a day, most require overnight backpack planning. Be prepared and plan ahead: http://www.aztrail.org AZT Passage 3 - Canelo Hills West is a great passage of the AZT. Starting at the Canelo Pass Trailhead, this passage takes you up and down the rugged cinnamon colored hills of this part of Arizona. Murky water in need of filtration is available in the horse trough at Red Bank Well year-round, but be prepared to pack all your water needs from the start of the trail. If there is no water in the trough, lower the float to get water flowing. This passage terminates in the lovely town of Patagonia - the Trailhead of AZT Passage 4.

10 months ago

camping
10 months ago

Lots of ticks along the lower portion of this passage. If hiking in warm weather take bug repellent !