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greenBlue Homestead Trail

Trail

1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 464' 142 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 6,121' 1,866 m
Low: 5,668' 1,728 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Gain the ridge and some great views on this non-technical trail.

Tom Robson

Features Views · Wildflowers

Please stay on trail! It helps to conserve cultural resources and allows for easier spotting of pesky critters, like snakes...

Description

Named for the historic homesteads surrounding this trail, Homestead doesn't actually directly encounter any homes.

Starting from Towhee, Homestead Trail heads due west and contours the hillside. At ~.25mi, the trail heads due directly north and switchbacks four times to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge, Homestead Trail is very straightforward. The last semi-technical aspect of this trail is a drop into and out of Shadow Canyon proper. From here the trail contours north, eventually connecting with Mesa Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for Rattlesnakes.

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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in Doudy Draw

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