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Tucson - David Yetman Golden Gate Ironwood Loop

Rating *****
length 5.8 mile - 2 hour 40 minutes (round trip). Easy.
Height 2600 - 3180 feet
Access All Cars, From Tucson take Gates Pass Road. Over the pass take the first parking to the left (G3 Viewpoint).
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  • Nice and easy hike, with great views.

    Go uphill marked "David Yetman Trail". At the first crossing go right on "Golden Gate Trail". At the next crossing go left on the unmarked "Golden Gate Trail". You can see "Old Tucson" ahead and to the right as you hike along.

    As you reach the end of the trail at the road (parking K9) head back and take the first crossing to the left on the unmarked "Kerr Jar Trail".
    As you reach the road again (parking K11) head right on the marked "Ironwood Trail" follow this obvious old wagon/jeep track an ignore any branches going left or right.
    At the end the trail turns into a wash, after that you reach the trail you came from to the left.
    Head back to the parking. Close to the car you may take a sometimes marked (cairn) shortcut to the left.

    Expect no shade.
    The cacti where blooming in early may 2009.


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    Hiking Tucson - David Yetman Golden Gate Ironwood Loop Arizona, Hike with gps, gpx and kml (Google Earth).