Wild Burro Canyon trailhead

Wild Burro Canyon trailhead

14810 North Secret Springs Drive Marana, Arizona 85658

Marana Parks and Recreation Trails webpage
Wild Burro Trailhead map
Wild Burron Trail (AllTrails) webpage

About this Location

The Wild Burro Trailhead is also known as the Tortolita Mountains Trailhead.

Cochie, Wild Burro, and Ruelas Canyons cut through the southwest end of the Tortolita Mountains, an unassuming but rugged range just a half-hour drive north of Tucson, Arizona. A trailhead at Dove Mountain, in the Town of Marana, leads northeast into Wild Burro Canyon, where it connects to trails that trace the crest above Cochie Canyon to the northwest or delve into neighboring terrain to the north and east.

These 29 miles of trails, which cross easements on a patchwork of private, town, county, and state land, were constructed starting in 2004 in a cooperative venture by the Town of Marana, Pima County, and the Arizona State Land Department. Expansion of the trail system continues today. The northern and eastern ends of this trail system enter Pima County’s 3,100-acre Tortolita Mountain Park. To the south, Marana’s 2,400-acre Tortolita Preserve harbors another nine miles of trails. The Dove Mountain Community Trail borders Dove Mountain Boulevard and adds another seven miles. Together, these trails and the ground they cross constitute a spectacular natural space open to southern Arizona residents and visitors. Here, trails suitable for hiking, biking, and equestrian activities offer magnificent vistas, geological curiosities, and the distinct life forms of the Sonoran Desert to all who wish to explore this unforgettable landscape.

The Wild Burro Trail is a 7.1-mile loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate.

Notable Trails

There are many choices of trails that connect to this trailhead.

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike on the Wild Burro Trail.

Content from Marana Parks and Recreation Trails webpage and Wild Burro Trail (AllTrails) webpage