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blue Mormon Loop Trail

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1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 416' 127 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 1,986' 605 m
Low: 1,578' 481 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Easier to climb than National Trail, the Mormon Loop Trail is famous for its gorgeous views of Phoenix and the Valley.

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Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Mormon Loop Trail is a great option for those wishing to tackle a less strenuous climb than what the National Trail has to offer while experiencing nearly the same caliber of view. Along the trail, expect the tread to be rocky in places, but it's nothing unmanageable by those of reasonable fitness and balance. Trailside flora and fauna include organisms typical of the Sonoran Desert: keep your eyes peeled for cholla, saguaro and barrel cactus, juniper, and numerous species of lizard.

Upon reaching the top of the trail, you can either return the way you came or continue on the National Trail.

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#557

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