Dutchmans Loop Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Dutchmans Loop Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 days ago

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

So hot. Pretty tough. Worth it.

2 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

This is a hard trail no matter what the rating is. Rough trail with large loose rocks to overcome pretty much the whole trail. You also have to watch for rattlesnakes, which we encountered 2 on the trail. We went in early august so pretty hot. There were multiple natural water sources while we were there. Make sure you bring your gps or map because trail is not well marked and the trail signs are not stable in some places so weather could have moved them.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

GPS tracked 10.5 miles not 8.9 miles. We traveled clockwise on the loop and almost missed the turn to the right were 235 turns into 104. Trail was fun and challenging but make sure to bring extra water as its a little longer than expected.

hiking
7 months ago

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
Monday, November 21, 2016

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

My GPS tracked this as a 10.4 mile trail. I loved the hike but it's def. one for cooler months. Some of the trails was overgrown. Bring plenty of water, there isn't much shade. The last mile was the best for me. Will def. be back!

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Made this hike (or portions of it) on January 2nd after it had snowed. We left at dark (Peralta trail) and made Fremont saddle by sunrise, with the snow and sunrise and Peralta canyon made for an amazing view and moment... on one side the sunrise and on the other side weavers needle. We hiked down towards the needle in 4 inches of snow.

The Dutchman loop was spectacular but long. We did it in 1 day at it took all of it... from an hour before sunrise to sunset. I would recommended taking 2 days so you don't have to average 3 miles per hour on your hiking and can actually enjoy the views.

Amazing country, fantastic trails.

hiking
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Nice day