Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Freight Wagon Loop

(3.5 miles round trip)
Begin at the Wildhorse Trailhead
Time: 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 100 feet

From the Wildhorse Trailhead, proceed south
on the Wildhorse Trail to the Freight Wagon
Trail and turn right. As you cross the Wentworth Trail, look left and right to see the remains of an old airstrip used by the Garwood family until the late 1950?s. Continue down the Freight Wagon Trail and turn right on the Carrillo Trail.
From the Carrillo Trail turn right onto the Deer
Valley Trail, named for a herd of desert mule
deer occasionally seen in this lush area.
From the Deer Valley Trail, turn right on the
Squeeze Pen Trail and follow it to the Kennedy
Trail. Turn left on the Kennedy Trail, which was
once a road built by the county in the 1960?s for
a proposed housing development.
To complete the loop, turn right onto the
Shantz Trail, which honors Homer Shantz, past
President of the University of Arizona and one
of the people responsible for the creation of
Saguaro National Park. Just beyond a thicket of
mesquite trees lies the Wildhorse Trailhead.

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