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Butterfly Trail

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Trail

5.1 mile 8.2 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,863' 568 m
Descent: -1,323' -403 m
High: 8,266' 2,519 m
Low: 6,553' 1,997 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 39% (22°)

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Trail shared by David La Tour

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

David La Tour

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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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
Sep 9, 2018
Wade George
4mi
Sep 1, 2018
Sharon Schisel
Aug 12, 2018
Jason DeFrates

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

#5

in Mt. Lemmon

#6743

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#5

in Mt. Lemmon

#199

in Arizona

#6,743

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