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Squeeze Pen

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

One of many options near the Loma Verde Trailhead and a scenic route.


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2.3

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

2,845' 867 m

High

2,723' 830 m

Low

80' 24 m

Up

139' 42 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Squeeze Pen is part of a larger network of trails starting from the Loma Verde Trailhead. Park at the Loma Verde trailhead off Cactus Forest Drive. Take the Loma Verde Trail north for .2 miles until you come to Squeeze Pen Trail. At this point, Squeeze Pen heads east and eventually ends up heading in a northernly direction. Squeeze Pen offers wonderful views of cacti as it winds through the Sonoran Desert. There are several trails intersecting with Squeeze Pen, so visitors can enjoy a short journey through the desert on this trail or connect to several of the other trails in the area making one long loop and return to the Loma Verde Trailhead.

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Chris McD

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Photos

Javelinas foraging in the desert just off Squeeze Pen trail.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Saguaro blooming in June with Rincon Mountains in the background.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Blooming saguaros along Squeeze Pen trail. In distance are the Santa Catalina Mountains, Pusch Ridge, and Mt. Lemmon.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ
Saguaro cacti with Tanque Verde Ridge in the background.
Jun 7, 2016 near Tanque…, AZ

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Apr 11, 2020
Ryan A
Jan 12, 2020
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Dec 13, 2019
Bill Lewis
Great, quiet Friday afternoon walk
May 21, 2017
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