Esperero Trail #25
ElevationAscent: 4,844' 1,476 m
Descent: -1,389' -423 m
High: 7,271' 2,216 m
Low: 2,722' 830 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 50% (27°)
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“A trail leading from Sabino Canyon to the high peaks of the Pusch Ridge Wilderness.”— Chad Dailey
The first mile is fairly tame, but from there until the 4.5-mile mark is a more strenuous climb, and you'll enjoy a slight reprieve before the climbing resumes. Just before mile 7, the Cathedral Rock Trail #26 jaunts to the northeast. After passing the high point, you'll reach the reason most folks head up this rugged trail: "The Window". At the end, the trail joins both Finger Rock Trail #42 and Ventana Canyon.
This trail is often combined in a loop with Ventana Canyon or more commonly the combination of Sabino Canyon Trail #23, East Fork Trail #24, and Cathedral Rock Trail #26 for a 21+ mile jaunt through the canyons (the loop is recommended CCW).
For more information, visit the USFS website.
Land Manager: USFS - Coronado National Forest Office
Apr 17, 2019: Mansfield Canyon mine cleanup continues
Apr 14, 2019: Prescribed burning in Gardner Canyon