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, Arizona and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

14.2 miles
1,725 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

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. 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.

Friday, January 15, 2016

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

Friday, January 15, 2016