Distance: About 5.5 miles (9.0 km)
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Elevation: 1600 - 2400 feet (490 - 730 m)
Season: October - April
There is a small sign that says "Canyon Trail" where you can park. Walk up the hill and towards the canyon to the southwest. The trail looks obvious at first, all nicely lined with rocks. But, that is an illusion. Soon enough you are finding your own way through the ironwoods and palo verde thickets up to the saddle above.
For a more enjoyable larger loop, continue up the opposite ridge to the next saddle clearly visible to the west. From that saddle you can see another beautiful large wash below. It is lined with lush ironwoods, palo verde's, and lots of cactus.