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Butterfly Trail

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 4.3 (11)

A scenic trail on the north aspect of the Santa Catalina Mountains.


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Map Key

5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

Point to Point

8,266' 2,519 m

High

6,553' 1,997 m

Low

1,863' 568 m

Up

1,323' 403 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

From the trailhead near Soldier Camp the trail works it way east. It descends and contours along the north aspect of the Catalina mountains. During the summer months, sections of the trail are covered in lush ferns. The other end of the trail, near Mount Bigelow, has a section that runs through a field of raspberries. Much of the trail has fantastic views of the valley to the north, and of the Galiuro Mountains.

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David La Tour

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 11 votes

#2

in Mt. Lemmon

#7059

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  4.3 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Mt. Lemmon

#195

in Arizona

#7,059

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Feb 18, 2022
Eric Jackson
Hiked just the upper end of the trail. an inch or two of powder snow over ice in sections. 1.5mi — 0h 45m
Nov 26, 2021
Amanda Markwardt
Out and back total 5.4mi — 3h 05m
Jun 10, 2021
Martin Hanley
Feb 16, 2020
Eric Jovel
Slippery because of snow but the water fall was nice — 3h 38m
Sep 7, 2019
Misty Helber
Sep 2, 2019
Jessica Dennes
Jul 28, 2019
John Pillmore
Jun 29, 2019
Craig Smith