Mar 10, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Total Length: 4.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 4240 feet
Lowest Elevation: 2950 feet
Elevation Change: 1290 feet
With the colder weather this weekend, let's do an afternoon hike up Ventana Canyon. This is one of my favorite hikes due to its striking beauty. We will hang out at Maiden Pools for a short time before heading back down. This is an intermediate hike and is not suitable for beginners.
What to Bring:
-2 liters of water, hat, snack and sunscreen
Directions to Trailhead
From the intersection of Tanque Verde and Grant/Kolb Rd head northeast on Tanque Verde. Turn left at the second light on Sabino Canyon Rd. Go about 3 miles up Sabino Canyon Rd. and turn left on Kolb Rd, which forks off Sabino Canyon Rd. to the left. Go up Kolb Rd. for a couple of miles and go straight through the first light, which is the intersection with Sunrise. After passing Sunrise you continue on Kolb about another mile or so until you see a sign for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Turn right into the resort. Be sure not to turn into one of the earlier entrances to residential developments with the word Ventana in the name; hold out for the resort. Take the first left off the entrance drive to the resort, which should be signed as the way to the Ventana Canyon trailhead. Go all the way to the back of the lot, behind the gates, to park. The front part of the lot is for resort employee parking, and you may get in trouble if you park there.
Hike at your own risk