Thursday, February 18, 2010

Upper Sabino Canyon

Coronado National Forest
Pima County

Total Time: 1:30 Hours
Total Distance: 2.5 Miles

Phoneline Trail
Historic Sabino Trail

This was my last day in sunny Arizona. Took the tram to end of the Sabino Canyon Road, and started hiking up the mountain on the Phoneline Trail, which snakes around as it curves up the mountain. After it climbs, the trail evens out along the middle of the mountain and retains a similar elevation midway on the mountainside. Continued south above the canyon on the canyon wall roughly paralleling the Sabino Creek until we hit the Historic Sabino Trail, which we took back down to the bottom and back to the road where we picked up the tram again.

Map of the route

On the Phoneline Trail.
Snaking Trail is visible behind me.

View of the beginning of trail with the Tram
at the dead of the road which is the trailhead.

Thimble Peak behind me.

Descending through a dense cactus grove

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