Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Pass Mountain Loop, Extended
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where Goldfield Mountains
the hike     This 11-mile trail excursion is one of my personal favorites. The colorful rock formations and cliffs are utterly amazing, High points along the trail offer sweeping views of four mountain ranges: the Superstitions, Goldfields, McDowells, and Mazatzals, as well as a portion of the lower Salt River.
    Starting at Lone Mountain Trailhead, we will hike the loop counterclockwise, take a break at the saddle, and continue our journey to complete the rest of the loop.
    This is a simple description of a stupendous hike; both for scenery and conditioning; words do not suffice.
distance 11 miles
time 6 hours
EC +-1500' elevation change
on trail 100% — Pass Mountain Trail
type loop
starting at
Lone Mountain Trailhead 33° 30.285' N,  111° 37.000' W  [NAD27]
dogs? no
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 6:30 AM at Red Mountain Park located at 7745 E. Brown Rd. in Mesa (south side of Brown Road east of Power Road).
Directions from the Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202):
•  Exit 26 (Brown Road).
Go west on Brown a half mile to the light at Sterling Dr.
Turn left (south) at Sterling into the park. Then take the first left into the Palo Brea parking lot.

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