Loop Hikes/Rides On The Arizona Trail

This page contains a listing of loop hikes/rides that can be done on the Arizona Trail. They are listed from south to north and vary in distance. Some of the loops are suitable for hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Some are not recommended for equestrians and some in wilderness areas exclude mountain bikers. A few are best for mountain bikers. Each named loop has a description in PDF file format and most have a map. Click on the appropriate links to use these resources.

For greater details of the Arizona Trail part of the loop hikes/rides, see the Arizona Trail Data Book for elevations, reference to GPS waypoints, and miscellaneous notes. GPS waypoints are available on the passages page.

If you find an error in either the text or a map of one of the loops, please let us know about it.

All Updated as of April 2020 using the same background as the ATA Topo Map Set! Also, these PDFs can be imported into the Avenza Map app where you can use the location (GPS) from your mobile device to see your location on the map. More details on Avenza Map app use

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Passage 1 – Huachuca Mountains
Sunnyside/Scotia Canyon Loops
  • Loop 1 – 5.7 miles
  • Loop 2 – 7.3 miles
  • TEXT
  • MAP

Passage 3 – Canelo Hills West
Canelo Hills West (Bike) Loop

Passage 3 & 4 – Patagonia
Patagonia Loops
  • East Loop – 19.6 miles
  • West Loop – 23.7 miles
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  • MAP

Passage 4 – Temporal Gulch
Mt. Wrightson Loops
  • Gardner Canyon Loop – 10.2 miles
  • Temporal Gulch Loop – 17.7 miles
  • TEXT
  • MAP

Passage 8 – Rincon Valley
Colossal Cave-Pistol Hill Loop

Passage 11, 11b & 12 – Santa Catalina Mountains, Oracle Ridge & Pusch Ridge Wilderness Bypass
Santa Catalina Loop

Passage 12 – Oracle Ridge
Summerhaven Loops
  • Marshall Gulch/Peak Loop – 3.3 miles
  • Wilderness of Rocks-Mt Lemmon-Summerhaven Loop – 13.9 miles
  • TEXT
  • MAP
Crystal Spring Loop
Oracle Ridge-Red Ridge Loop

Passage 14 – Black Hills
Antelope Peak-Pipeline Road (Bike) Loop

Passage 15 – Tortilla Mountains
Big Hill Loops
  • Big Hill-Ripsey Wash Loop – 14.6 miles
  • Big Hill-Florence Kelvin Road (Bike) Loop – 17.5 miles
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  • MAP
Sonoran Desert Bike Loops

Passage 17 – Alamo Canyon
Alamo Canyon Loops
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  • MAP
  • Alamo Canyon-FR4 North Loop
    • 13.3 miles
  • FR4 South-Alamo Canyon Loop
    • 15.2 miles
  • FR4-FR4 Loop
    • 19.3 or 19.7 miles
Alamo Canyon Shorter Loops
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  • MAP
  • Mile Alamo Canyon Loop
    • 1.0 miles
  • Alamo Canyon Loop
    • 4.4 miles
  • Windmill Loop
    • 7.7 miles

Passage 18 – Reavis Canyon
Barnett Camp Loops
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  • MAP
  • Picketpost-Barnett Camp-FR650 Loop
    • 12.4 miles
  • Picketpost-Barnett Camp-West Roads Loop
    • 11.7 miles
  • US60-Barnett Camp-FR650 Loop
    • 8.6 miles
  • US60-Barnett Camp-West Roads Loop
    • 8.7 miles
Whitford Canyon Loops
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  • MAP
  • Whitford Canyon South Loop
    • 4.8 miles
  • Whitford Canyon North Loop
    • 4.6 miles
Picketpost-Whitford Canyon South-Barnett Camp FR650 Loop

Passage 19 – Superstition Wilderness
Reavis Ranch Loops
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  • MAP
  • Campaign Creek-Reavis Ranch Loop
    • 15.4 miles
  • Rogers Trough-Reavis Ranch Loop
    • 20.6 miles
Roosevelt Lake Loops
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  • MAP
  • Thompson Trail Loop
    • 3.7 miles
  • Cottowood Trail-Roosevelt Lake Loop
    • 6.3 miles
  • Cottonwood Trail-FR83-AZ188 (Bike) Loop
    • 13.4 miles

Passage 20 – Four Peaks
Pigeon Spring Loop

Passage 21 – Pine Mountain
Sunflower Loops
  • TEXT
  • MAP
  • Option 1 – 5.25 miles
  • Option 2 – 7.55 miles
  • Option 3 – 3.9 miles

Passage 23 – Mazatzal Divide
Mazatzal Peak Loop

Passage 24 – Red Hills
City Creek-Red Hills Loop

Passage 25 – Whiterock Mesa
Twin Buttes-East Verde-Whiterock Mesa Loop

Passage 27 – Blue Ridge
Historic Cabin Loop

Passages 31, 32 & 33 – Walnut Canyon, Elden Mountain & Flagstaff
Flagstaff-Walnut Canyon Loop
Flagstaff-Walnut Canyon-Schultz Pass Loop

Passage 34 – San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks Loop

Passage 36 – Coconino Rim
Coconino Rim (Bike) Loop

Passage 37 – Grand Canyon South Rim
Grandview Tower-Tusayan Loop

Passages 37 & 38 – South Rim & Inner Gorge
South Kaibab Trailhead Loops
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  • South Kaibab-Indian Garden Loop
    • 12.8 or 18.3 miles
  • South Kaibab-Phantom Ranch Loop
    • 16.6 or 20.9 miles
  • South Kaibab-Horseshoe Mesa-Grandview Point Loop
    • 38.0 miles

Passage 40 – Kaibab Plateau South
East Rim-North Canyon Loop

Passage 41 – Kaibab Plateau Central
AZ Trail 101-FR205 Loop