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Best trails in Sonoran Desert National Monument

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Explore the most popular trails in Sonoran Desert National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Sonoran Desert National Monument contains more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts, and the monument exemplifies this desert setting. The most striking aspect of the plant community within the monument is the extensive saguaro cactus forest. The monument contains three distinct mountain ranges, the Maricopa, Sand Tank and Table Top Mountains, as well as the Booth and White Hills, all separated by wide valleys. The monument is also home to three congressionally designated wilderness areas, many significant archaeological and historic sites, and remnants of several important historic trails.

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Map of trails in Sonoran Desert National Monument
Park information
Acreage:
487000 acres
Contact
(623) 580-5500
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Margies Cove Trail
Sonoran Desert National Monument
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Margies Cove Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buckeye, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#2 - Sonoran Desert National Mounment Big Horn OHV Trail
Sonoran Desert National Monument
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Length: 33.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
Sonoran Desert National Mounment Big Horn OHV Trail is a 33.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gila Bend, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Show more
#3 - Butterfield Stage Route [CLOSED]
Sonoran Desert National Monument
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Length: 25.5 mi • Est. 10 h 34 m
Butterfield Stage Route is a 25.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Maricopa, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers Show more