Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail

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0.5 Miles 0.9 Kilometers


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107' 33 m

Ascent

-7' -2 m

Descent

3,402' 1,037 m

High

3,303' 1,007 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

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This is a short, easy, family friendly route ending at the pour off.

debra greutman

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers
Family Friendly: No elevation climbs or obstacles in the path, views, easy to follow path, no cliffs or dangerous drops.

Description

The trailhead starts off a short spur road from Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. The trail is well marked at the trailhead, and takes a short route into the desert with views of Santa Elena Canyon to the south. It then follows the dry stream bed with a variety of blooming flora and fauna, even in the middle of the summer. Following the stream bed leads the trail to the pour off, with steep canyon walls and the possibility of a waterfall if it has been raining recently. The fall is often dry in the later summer months, but catching the pour off when it's running is a real treat.

This is an easy trail ending at a very pretty area to stop and have a nice picnic and do a little boulder scrambling once at the pour off.

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Jun 22, 2016
debra greutman
May 21, 2016
Charles Zoghbi
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May 8, 2016
debra greutman
Easy hike with great views.

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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I have personally hiked this trail on July 4, 2015. It is an easy trail to follow with parts of on a dry sandy stream bed. Beautiful flowers blooming in oranges and yellow with the distant view of Santa Elena canyon. The 100 ft poor off was still wet from a recent cloud burst. May 8, 2016


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