Papago Springs

MODERATE 2 reviews
#7 of 10 trails in

Papago Springs is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Patagonia, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, though definitely on the easier side as it's largely designed for horses vice hikers. Could possibly even tackle a large portion of the trail and area on a mountain bike, though with the amount of horses around I would stress that any MTB'ers should be careful about flying through the single track sections. Overall it was very beautiful and a good way to spend the afternoon. Did the whole 8.6 mi in just under 3 hours, not counting my stops for pictures or to explore areas.

Not a lot of elevation gain throughout the area, though there are a handful of large rock outcroppings that I stopped and did some bouldering on. Nothing too crazy technical, but the rocks were the perfect grippiness to explore and make your own lines where ever. I think you'd have a lot of snakes around those boulders in the warmer months, so be wary.

horseback riding
8 months ago