3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, Arizona 85730
Loma Verde Trails (HikeArizona) webpage
Saguaro National Park website
Rincon Mountain District (East) map
Also, see Saguaro National Park
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About Loma Verde Trails
Loma Verde trail heads north from the parking lot through some mature mesquites. You will pass intersections with the Mesquite trail at 0.1 miles and the Squeeze Pen Trail at 0.2 miles. Soon you will cross a big sandy wash twice ( Monument Wash) and climb up out onto the plains at the base of the Tanque Verde ridge ( bajadas). At 0.5 miles from TH you will see the Cholla trail head off to your left. Stay on the Loma Verde trail and eventually you will come to the Loma Verde Mine. This is a old copper/gold mine from the early 1900’s that was eventually filled in by the CCC in the 1930’s.
From Loma Verde Trails (HikeArizona) webpage
About Saguaro National Park
Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.
From Saguaro National Park webpage