Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Pass Mountain Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : March 7, 2015
  Trip Report : January 16, 2011
  Trip Report : January 26, 2008
  Trip Report : November 13, 2005
  Trip Report : March 5, 2000
where Goldfield Mountains
the hike This 8-mile trail walk is an intimate desert experience, with close-up views of brightly colored rock formations, varied Sonoran vegetation, and the natural history of the Basin and Range province. High points along the trail offer sweeping views of five mountain ranges: the Superstitions, Goldfields, Userys, McDowells, and Mazatzals.  See Trail Map and Park Web Site with trail map.
distance 8 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
elevations 1884' (wash) to 2631' (pass)
on trail 100% — Sand Canyon and Pass Mountain Trails
type loop
starting at
Meridian Trailhead 34° 27.957' N,  111° 34.812' W  [NAD27]
dogs? no
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
meet 7:00 AM at Red Mountain Park located at 7745 E. Brown Rd. in Mesa (south side of Brown Road east of Power Road).
Directions from the Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202):
•  Exit 26 (Brown Road).
Go west on Brown a half mile to the light at Sterling Dr.
Turn left (south) at Sterling into the park. Then take the first left into the Palo Brea parking lot.

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