Romero Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,369' 1,027 m
Descent: -65' -20 m
High: 6,021' 1,835 m
Low: 2,716' 828 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“A fairly exposed trail with beautiful mountain views as you ascend the pass.”— Niall Murphy
After you continue past the pools, you'll gain even more elevation as you weave your way into the canyon and up to Romero Pass. Relatively flat or gently sloping sections alternate with rocky climbs. As you continue to gain elevation, you can see significant changes in the plants and animals around you, from dry scrubby ridges to lush oak and juniper glades near the creek. The last mile of climbing as you approach the saddle is particularly challenging.
This is a wonderful trail with a lot of elevation gain, and the views make it well worth the challenge.
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Land Manager: USFS - Coronado National Forest Office