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Dog Allowed Hikes in and near Tucson, Arizona

Name Total Length Elev. Chg Difficulty Rating ** Best Seasons Hiking Time
Carr Peak from Reef Townsite (Huachuca Mountains) 6 mi. 2050 feet B- Spring Summer Fall 4 hours
Upper Ramsey Canyon (Huachuca Mountains) 4.6 mi. 560 feet C Spring Summer Fall 3 hours
Aspen Loop from Marshall Gulch (Santa Catalina Mountains) 3.7 mi. 560 feet C Spring Summer Fall 1.5 hours
Butterfly Trail loop (Santa Catalina Mountains) 10.2 mi. 2070 feet B Summer 6.25 hours
Green Mountain Trail (Santa Catalina Mountains) 3.9 mi. 1300 feet C Spring Summer Fall Winter 2.2 hours
Oracle Ridge-Canada del Oro Loop (Santa Catalina Mountains) 18.6 mi. 4180 feet A Spring Summer Fall 9 hours
Wilderness of Rocks from the summit of Mt. Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains) 8.6 mi. 1800 feet B Spring Summer Fall 5 hours
Wilderness of Rocks, Long Loop from Marshall Gulch (Santa Catalina Mountains) 11.9 mi. 2100 feet B Spring Summer Fall 6.5 hours
Bog Spring (Santa Rita Mountains) 4.5 mi. 1760 feet C+ Spring Fall Winter 3 hours
Mt. Wrightson from Gardner Canyon (Santa Rita Mountains) 9.4 mi. 3383 feet A Spring Summer Fall 5.3 hours
Mt. Wrightson from Madera Canyon (Santa Rita Mountains) 10.8 mi. 4033 feet A Spring Summer Fall 6 hours

 

 

**Difficulty rating

 

Class A hikes (More than 16 miles or more than 3,000 feet of elevation change.) 

Class B hikes (8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)

Class B- hikes (Just a little bit short of the criteria for a B hike: 8 to 16 miles and between 1,500 to 3,000 feet of elevation change.)

Class C hikes (3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)

Class C+ hikes (Just a little bit over the criteria for a C hike: 3 to 8 miles and between 500 to 1,500 feet of elevation change.)

Source:  

 

"Tucson Hikes - Dog friendly hikes index." Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club, Arizona. http://arizona.sierraclub.org/trail_guide/DOGSNDX.HTM (accessed May 25, 2011).

 

Guillory, Renée. Best hikes with dogs. Arizona. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books, 2004. (Available through the Pima County Public Library: http://librarycatalog.pima.gov/search/?searchtype=X&searcharg=Best+Hikes+with+dogs+Arizona&searchscope=8&SORT=D)

 

 

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Last Update: 5-25-2011 5:40pm

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