Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Loma Verde Loop

(3 miles round trip)
Begin at the Loma Verde Trailhead
Time: 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 60 feet

From the Loma Verde Trailhead, take the Loma
Verde Trail north through a grove of mature
mesquite trees. Beyond a large, sandy wash you?ll
climb a bluff onto the bajada, the Spanish word
for a gravel plain at the base of a mountain.
Turn right on the Pink Hill Trail and climb to the
top of Pink Hill for a panoramic view of the
cactus forest and the Rincon and Catalina
Mountains. Hike east from Pink Hill, then turn right at the Squeeze Pen Trail and head south. The name of this trail recalls the days of cowboys herding cattle into pens for branding.
At the junction with the Loma Verde Trail turn
left to return to the Loma Verde Trailhead.

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