Take A Hike

This hike takes us to Summerhaven in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Mint Spring Trail starts in Summerhaven. We will stop at the restroom facilities in Summerhaven at the Civic Center building. Take the Carter Canyon Rd (.2 miles on the right). We start on the Mint Springs Trail (1.6 miles) to pick up the Aspen Trail to the top of Mt. Lemmon (1.4 miles). Total miles out and back will be 6 miles. The trail is rated as moderately strenuous. We will be starting at an elevation of 8000’ and climb to 9200’. It can be quite cool in the mountains at this time of year. Please layer clothing and bring warm hats and gloves. Also bring plenty of water, hiking sticks, snack and wear sturdy hiking boots! The trail is steep and rocky in parts. We plan to have lunch at the Saw Mill Restaurant in Summerhaven. So bring extra money if you want to eat there. This hike will be all day. We won’t return to Rancho Resort until late afternoon. Please sign-up in the Lobby and indicate rider or driver. If you are unable to go, please cross off your name or call Bill or Linda Simpson. Please pay your driver $8 to help with gas expenses. Questions? Call Bill or Linda at:  520-232-3670

We need new hike leaders/organizers to head the 2016 hikes. Linda and Bill are retiring at the end of 2015.