Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,855.00 ft (565.40 m)
Trail type
Shuttle
Distance
13.00 mi (20.92 km)
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AZT Passage 6: Las Colinas is a 13-mile point-to-point section of the roughly 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail. This moderately rated section runs from Oak Tree Canyon to Lakes Road. It is located southeast of Tucson, AZ and is accessible for runners, hikers, long-distance backpackers, and mountain bikers. This section is mostly singletrack with a short stretch on an old two-track road. 

Passage 6 rolls across the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains. The trail passes through oak-lined, semi-desert grassland and features ocotillo, barrel and prickly pear cactus. The terrain is up and down over rolling hills and across several ridges and sandy washes. There are a few short, steep climbs followed by similar descents, with an overall downhill trend. 

This section features grand vistas to the west and views of the Empire Mountains to the east. Looking south, Mountain Wrightson dominates the perspective and looking north you will see the mighty Rincon Mountains.

DIRECTIONS
This passage begins on FR 4072.
The trail crosses FR 4064 and then descends into Barrel Canyon.
After crossing FR 231 the trail climbs up to a pass and then drops into Scholefield Canyon.
The last few miles are a gradual downhill to Lakes Road.

WATER
Check the Arizona Trail Water Report for current information at: https://aztrail.org/explore/water-sources/.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INFORMATION

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Fall
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Desert Lanscape. Rolling Hills. Grand Vistas.

Cons

Minimal Water.

Trailhead Elevation

5,200.00 ft (1,584.96 m)

Highest point

5,250.00 ft (1,600.20 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Wildlife
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

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