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Ventana Trail #98

 4.1 (7)

Length


5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


3,172' 967 m

Ascent

-51' -15 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

54%

Max Grade (29°)

6,133' 1,869 m

High

3,012' 918 m

Low

Shared By Chad Dailey

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Unknown

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A front range access trail to the amazing Santa Catalinas.

Chad Dailey

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views

Wilderness rules apply.

Description

The trailhead is located next to the Ventana Canyon Resort employee's parking lot. There is dedicated public parking lot for trail visitors and signage to the trailhead is excellent. The trail essentially follows the Ventana Canyon Wash up the canyon (it's typically dry). Two popular reasons to tackle this trail are the Maiden Pools (roughly 4.8 miles from TH) and that it provides access to reach "The Window" which is a 15 by 25 foot opening in solid rock (getting there requires connection to the Esperero Trail #25). The trail is fairly rugged and at times it can be difficult to follow the further from the trailhead you go.

There is a viewpoint at 2.0 miles (soon after the trail departs the drainage bottom for a short stretch) and is a popular destination that makes a good 4 mile round-trip.

For more information, visit the USFS website.

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Apr 29, 2018
Nick Wilder
4mi
Mar 21, 2018
Eck Doerry
Awesome trail but not for sissys. About 15mi RT to window. And like 4500 elevation. You’ll be feeling it...
Mar 9, 2018
Annarose Peterson
4mi
Jan 7, 2018
Kristen Culliney
RT miles. Missed the trail around 2 miles in and accidentally followed a deer trail for until it became so scary we turned around and found real trail 4.8mi

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  4.1 from 7 votes

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