Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Romero Canyon Day Hike
when Trip Report : March 5, 2011
  Trip Report : April 17, 1999
where Tucson
the hike This is one of the state's most beautiful and remote hiking areas, and this hike was featured as Hike of the Month in the November, 1996 issue of Arizona Highways. The trail provides us with excellent views of the western Santa Catalina Mountains and the north side of Pusch Ridge. The trail alternates between statuesque giant saguaros and forested areas of sycamore, oak and velvet ash, culminating in an area of picturesque pools, waterfalls, and water polished granite. We will stop at the pools for a lunch and rest break, before returning to the trailhead.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 6 miles round trip
time Drive Time: 4 hours R/T.   Hike Time: 4-5 hours R/T
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 2,800 feet at the trailhead to 3,800 feet at the Romero Pools
on trail 100%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost There is a day use charge of $7 per vehicle for Catalina State Park.
Please share gas expenses with your driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Tucson
meet 8:00 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area.
•  To reach Catalina State Park and the Romero Canyon Trailhead, drive southeast on I-10 toward Tucson.
Take the Tangerine Road Exit off I-10 in the Marana area North of Tucson. This will be the first exit approaching the Tucson area.
Head East on Tangerine for approximately six miles to Oracle Road (State Route 79).
Turn right (South) on Oracle Road, and after about one mile you will reach the entrance road to Catalina State Park.
Drive about one more mile to the parking area ($7.00 per vehicle) at the end of the park road. The trailhead lies opposite the parking area. Restroom facilities are available at the park.

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