What we're about
The purpose of this group is to introduce people to the Sierra Club and its mission, and to enjoy the great outdoors!
We at the Rincon Group of the Sierra club have built on our love for the outdoors, conservation and Arizona’s special places to become one of the state’s premier outings hiking adventure meetup groups. Taking people to the unique and special places that we have discovered makes participants more willing and more focused on working, often with the Sierra Club, to protect these areas and to ensure that our nation has solid policies to keep them special. That’s the driving motive of the Rincon Group Outings department.
We organize one or two long backpacking trips each year. In recent years, we'v led excursions to Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado Rockies, Grand Staircase Escalante and remote reaches of the Grand Canyon. We've also led trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Stay tuned for more adventures!
Our top ten hikes in Arizona:
1. Deer Creek/Kanab Creek loop hike (Grand Canyon North Rim)
2. Havasu Canyon (Mooney Falls to the Colorado River)
3. Sundance Canyon/West Clear Creek
4. Buckskin Gulch/Paria Canyon
5. Coyote Buttes North and South (Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness)
6. Weaver's Needle loop in the Superstition Wilderness
7. Aravaipa Canyon
8. Baboquivari - technical climb to the summit
9. Bassett Peak (Galiuros) via Ash Creek
10. Salome Canyon (the Jug)
Bonus - Climbing Finger Rock and Nankoweap trail - Grand Canyon
other epic hikes:
Rincon Peak - Rincon Mountains
Rogers Canyon - geology and ruins in the Superstitions
Redfield Canyon - Galiuro Mountains
Red Ridge trail loop - Santa Catalina Mountains
Thimble Peak hike - Santa Catalina Mountains
Palisades - canyoneering trek on Mt. Lemmon
Cochise Stronghold - Dragoon Mountains
Mount Wrightson - Santa Rita Mountains
Mt. Ajo - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
For information on joining the Sierra Club, you can access http://www.joinsierraclub.com/.