Romero Pass Via Romero Canyon Trail

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Romero Pass Via Romero Canyon Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Catalina, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3713 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

19 days ago

Actually 14.4 miles round-trip. Excellent, varied, challenging hike. Lots of time in the woods after passing Romero Pools. Rocky: the hiking is rarely smooth and easy.

hiking
8 months ago

I did this hike back in 88'. It is a long hike for sure and the trail seemed to be hard to find as you got closer to the pass. You start by parking at the parking area in Catalina State Park. Things are pretty well signed. The day I did it, there was water in Sutherland wash that I had to walk thru. Then it's all uphill from there for the most part. Once at the pass, that divides Romero creek with the West fork of Sabino creek. Then the long slog back down Romero Canyon to where you started. It's an all day adventure, so plan accordingly. I did this in the winter months, and I wouldn't recommend this as a summer hike.