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Good workout. Great views

hiking
4 days ago

The trail is well-marked and parking is convenient to the trail head. There are a few nice shade spots to rest in, but much of the trail is full sun as is expected in the desert. Lots of water is a must, as well as sunscreen!

Loved it except the part where I ran into a Cholla cactus! That hurt

hiking
10 days ago

Nice, easy hike with our grandkids ages 11 and 14 as well as our Jack Russell. Bonus was seeing a DesertX installation at the trailhead!
Be sure to bring water for you and your dog!

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail. If you get past the first 3 miles it's pretty level the rest of the way. Some small ups and downs but not like the first 3 miles. This time of year was really nice. Cool in the morning and lots of flowers and trees blooming. Didn't see any Big Horns. It's a good workout and make sure you take lots of water. It applies to this hike more then some of the others. Wouldn't want to do this hike in summer. Trailhead has lots of parking and a short 2/10's of a mile walk to the start of the climb. There were a lot of cars parked at the National Monument but the trailhead parking is just past that on the right if your going west or up the hill.

on Art Smith Trail

hiking
13 days ago

Nice inclines and spacious paths.