Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
San Tan Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : January 9, 2021
  Trip Report : March 4, 2017
  Trip Report : March 2, 2008
where San Tan Mountain Regional Park
the hike     San Tan Mountain Regional Park consists of over 10,000 acres in the lower Sonoran Desert. It is located just south of Pinal county line near Queen Creek but is managed by Maricopa County Parks and Recreation. Elevation within the park ranges from about 1,400 feet to over 2,500 feet. Goldmine Mountain is located in the northern area, with a spectacular San Tan Mountain escarpment in the southern portion of the park. The vegetation varies from creosote flats to dense saguaro forest. Various types of wildlife may be observed, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.
    We will do a 7.5 mile loop mostly on the San Tan Trail. There are some ancient petroglyphs and a rare crested saguaro.
distance Option 1 will be a 7.5 mile in total loop hike on the San Tan and Goldmine Trails.
Option 2 will be a 9.7 mile in total loop hike by adding the Dynamite Trail and includes a steep, difficult section.
time 4-5 hours
on trail 100% — San Tan and Goldmine Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost $7 for parking at San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
The club will allow voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
weather Queen Creek
meet 8:15 AM at San Tan Mountain Regional Park
•  Take US 60 east.
Exit Ellsworth Road south to Hunt Highway.
Travel east on Hunt Highway to Thompson Road south.
Turn west on Phillips Road to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park entrance.
The trailhead has nice restrooms available as well as a visitor/nature center/gift store.
See the on-line map.

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