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Turkey Creek Trail

Contact Info
Santa Catalina Ranger District
5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750

Phone:
520-749-8700
Basics
Location:
56 miles east of Tucson
Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
4600 feet
Elevation Range:
4600 feet to 6600 feet
Elevation Change:
2000 feet
Usage:
Lightly traveled
Season:
Fall and Spring

Description

Turkey Creek Trail provides an access route into the eastern portion of the Saguaro National Park. The trail runs along a ridge that stands between the creek itself and the Mesquite canyons. Tall saguaro cacti line the walk.

Details

Location:
56 miles east of Tucson
Length:
6 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Trailhead Elevation:
4600
Elevation Range:
4600 feet to 6600
Elevation Change:
2000
Usage:
Lightly traveled
Season:
Fall and Spring
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Happy Valley

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
    From Tucson
  • Take I-10 east from Tucson for 39 miles, until you reach J-Six-Mescal exit 297
  • Take Mescal Road north for 16.4 miles.
  • Take a left onto FR 4408 and go 0.4 miles and through a gate. You'll be in a parking area.
  • The trail is on the opposite side of the creek.

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