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Italian Spring Trail is a 19.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

Length 19.2 mi Elevation gain 5,042 ft Route type Out & Back
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Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from Tucson: Drive east on Tanque Verde Road until it becomes Redington Pass Road. Travel 9.6 miles from the beginning of the gravel to FR 37. After about a half mile, the road appears to fork - stay to the left. At the junction of FR 4424 and FR 37, bear left and take FR 37. At the barbed wire flexible gate, bear left when the road seems to fork after going through the gate. A short while later the road drops into the bottom of a sandy wash. The trailhead is on the opposite bank of the wash.

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Kurt Jaeger
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Allow extra time for the drive as the road is not in good condition. (10 mph). Lots of scenery changes with good spacing of flat spots between uphill climbs. Good spot for a short 2-3 day through hike as it is part of the Arizona Trail. Take lots of water (3-4 liters ) as all streams were dry in November

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Wildflower AZ
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AZT passage 9, 26 miles camped at Grass Shack, up and over the Rincons, high point of Mica Mountain with a visit to Spud Rock on the way. Incredibly scenic, from low desert to alpine forest down to high desert grass land. Lots of water at Grass Shack, Manning Camp, and Italian Springs. Lots of through hikers.

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Scott Christy
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Ali Weigh
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Nice views Water when I went in November Trail is a little overgrown toward the top

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Jose Marcos
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Joe Walker
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Big T
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Ali Weigh
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Heather Johnson
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Gus Doherty
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John Makovic
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Jaylan Jones
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Eric Wade
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Herbert Yee
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