Romero Canyon Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, AZ and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail is 90% wide, sandy well cleared path but gets a little steep and rocky when getting to the actual pools. There is very little shade, and exposure to the elements during the mid-day summer heat can be very dangerous. Dogs are only allowed on a portion of the trail because of the trail.
Not a big fan of several miles of sand slogging. And dogs are only allowed in 1st few miles. then it becomes a Big Horn Sheep area with no fur babies allowed. Would have been fantastic to see sheep, but not in the works today.
Sara Ann B.
Beautiful trail, but not easy. The grade and rocky footing make it a bit challenging but worth the trip to the pools.
Fun trail. Definitely more technical than you'd think. Once you get up around 3200 feet the trails levels out some and it is doable. Definitely a fun lung buster of a run!
This was a beautiful trail to take. We hiked a little beyond the pools and found some other pools that were more secluded. Enjoyed it a lot!
Great trail, wide sandy pathways for the first mile or so, easily accessible for pretty much anyone. As you get closer to the mountain its requires a little more hiking/climbing/athleticism. Dogs can only go a portion of the way in on the trail systems, there are turn around points that are identified. The park service is trying to re-establish a big-horn ram herd in the canyon and dogs aren't prohibited back there. Another great site for sunsets.
Tougher than it appears on maps. Very steep in places and generally a rugged trail. Trekking poles highly recommended.
Sooooo many people! Great hike though! I took my six year old on this trail (his first hike) and he made it no problem. As did about 60 other people on the trail ranging forms ages 6 to 70+. No joke there were some in shape seniors doing this trail with some ease! Would give it five if there had been less people. A great little day hike.