LaBarge Springs is a perennial spring located in the western Superstition Wilderness. It is an oasis in the desert with a huge canopy of cottonwood trees overhead. Fall is the best season to visit LaBarge Springs due to the cooler weather and the autumn leaves.
We'll do a slightly new twist on this popular Superstition Wilderness trip. The route will be a variation of the Dripping Springs Super Loop described on HAZ.
We'll begin this overnight backpacking trip at the Peralta trailhead on Saturday morning by hiking out on the Dutchman trail. Dutchman will take us to Coffee Flats and then Red Tanks all the way around to Upper LaBarge until we arrive at LaBarge Springs. The total mileage on Day One is 15 miles. We'll camp at LaBarge Saturday night where there is plenty of room for tents and hammocks. We'll have a campfire.
On Sunday morning, we'll connect with the Dutchman trail and hike out 7 miles to the Peralta trailhead.
This is not a beginners backpacking trip. The first day is 15 miles requiring you to be in good shape and able to carry a pack for a long distance.
Total Mileage for the two days is 22 miles.