Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Gardner Canyon Exploratory Day Hike


when? Trip Report : December 21, 2013
where? Santa Rita Mountains
the hike     Arizona Trail, passage 5 from Gardner Canyon north to FR 4072. The passage is 13.5 miles plus from FR 4072 to AZ83 another 0.8 miles. We’ll do a car shuttle with at least two vehicles, one of which will be mine. There won’t be much time for pictures and, as shown below, the trail and the surrounding area is hilly but not mountainous.
    I have visited both trailheads and have milepost and distance information along with the GPS route and attached map but have not hiked the trail between the trailheads. See Trail Description and Map.
    As a side note, I’m planning to stay in Tucson Saturday and Sunday night for two additional days of AZT hikes of about 13 miles each if anyone else is interested in joining me either day.
distance 14.3 miles
time 7-8 hours
EC +1635'-2173' elevation change
elevations 5125' (Kentucky Camp) to 5845' (high point)
type one way
starting at
Gardner Canyon Trailhead 31° 43' 12" N,  110° 45' 11" W  
ending at
Oak Tree Canyon (AZ 83) 31° 48' 31" N,  110° 42' 37" W  
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 5
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Tucson
meet 6:15 AM from McDonald’s at the SW corner of Priest and Elliot.
We will leave by 6:30.


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