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The Desert View Trail gets you up - close-and-personal with exotic Sonoran flora and offers spectacular views of distant mountain landscapes. The trail is relatively short with just enough hills to keep it interesting. Beware the Jumping Cholla!

beautiful drive thru the desert. Lots of variety of cactus, rugged mountains and arch and great sunset views.

on Arch Canyon Trail

hiking
8 months ago

on Ajo Mountain Drive

off road driving
8 months ago

Flowers were blooming when I hiked this trail today, so it was incredibly beautiful. At the terminus is an unmaintained trail marked by cairns that threads its way up Arch Canyon. I went up this trail for about 15 minutes, but it doesn't seem to reach the back side of the arch. I assume it connects with the nearby Bull Pasture trail, but I can't confirm this. Next time - when it's not 90+ degrees - I'll check it out!

hiking
8 months ago

Flowers were blooming when I hiked this trail today, so it was incredibly beautiful. The trail terminates at the remains of a mine. The bunkhouse is still there - although the roof and a portion of the walls is gone. The mine shafts are barred, so access is prohibited. Not that you'd want to enter even if you could - setting aside the issue of personal safety, there is a strong smell of bats exuding from the mine.

hiking
9 months ago

A nice and easy loop around the hills close to the campground.

Arch Canyon trail is an easy out and back trail about ..6-.8 mile one way. If you decide to go up to the arch and on to Boulder Overlook it becomes much more strenuous. Either way, it is beautiful!

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike. I'd like to have continued up to Mount Ajo summit.

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