Let's check out the fall colors. We may be a little early but there should be some color. I hope some of you will join me. We did the same hike last year and it was great.
This will require a car shuttle. We will begin the hike at the Aspen Draw trailhead which is at the end of Turkey Run Rd in Summerhaven. We will need to leave a car at the Marshall Gulch parking lot and then return to the Aspen Draw trailhead.
Aspen Draw is a pretty trail that parallels the ski run on Mt Lemmon. It is about 1.5 miles to the top of the ski area. We then continue on the Aspen trail to the Marshall Saddle. This part of the trail is pretty steep and treacherous. I recommend hiking poles. From there we will hike back down the Marshall Gulch trail. We'll then use the car left at the Marshall Gulch parking lot to take drivers back to Turkey Run to retrieve the other cars.
This hike is not recommended for beginners.
We'll meet at Le Buzz and carpool.
Distance - about 4-5 miles
Elevation gain - around 1200 ft
Hike time - 2-3 hours depending on breaks to take photos
Bring 2 liters of water and a snack.
Hiking poles (optional)
I prefer that you leave your dogs at home.
As always, you will be hiking at your own risk.