Romero Pass Via Romero Canyon Trail

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Romero Pass Via Romero Canyon Trail is a 12.5 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.

12.5 miles
3,792 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running




9 months ago

This hike surprised me as to how beautiful the views and many waterfalls there were. I went in late March and there was a good amount of water, hiking a majority of the way alongside the creek. If you're looking for an extra challenge, continue up the Mount Lemmon Trail leading you to Mt. Lemmon Trail #5. Incredibly rewarding, however, I would suggest planning on someone picking you up at the top or camping a night before heading back down!

10 months 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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

10 months ago