Patreon April-May Featured Hikes – Zone 3 (Southwest) & Zone 4 (Rocky Mountain States)

Zone 3

Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona)


PC Dan Allison, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

Arizona Hot Springs (Ringbolt Hot Springs)

5.8 mile loop; 1,176ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Canyon; hot spring; views; Boulder City (Las Vegas)

Arizona Hot Springs Trail Guide

PC ksblack99, Public Domain

San Tan Mountains Loop

4.7 mile lollipop loop; 739ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Views; cacti; mountains; Phoenix

San Tan Mountains Loop Trail Guide

New Mexico

PC BrandonStephenson, Public Domain

Cabezon Peak

2.1 miles out & back; 1,347ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Views; volcanic; geological interest; Jemez Mountains/Los Alamos

Cabezon Peak Trail Guide

PC daveynin, CC BY 2.0

Alkali Flat

5.0 mile loop; 95ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Sand dunes; views; flora interest; White Sands National Park

Alkali Flat Trail Guide


PC mlhradio, CC BY-NC 2.0

Indiangrass, Rimrock, and Creek Loop

3.6 mile loop; 528ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Views; prairie; forest; stream; Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Indiangrass, Rimrock, and Creek Loop Trail Guide

PC Matt Simon, CC BY 2.0

Spicewood Springs Trail

3.8 mile lollipop loop; 291ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Waterfall; stream; forest; Colorado Bend State Park

Spicewood Springs Trail Guide

Zone 4

Rocky Mountain States (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado)


PC Charles Knowles, CC BY 2.0

Adelmann Mine & Lucky Peak

9.5 miles out & back; 2,435ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Ghost town; views; mountains; mine; Boise

Adelmann Mine & Lucky Peak Trail Guide


PC USDA NRCS Montana, Public Domain

Sypes Canyon Trail

6.4 miles out & back; 1,599ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Views; forest; mountains; Bozeman

Sypes Canyon Trail Guide


PC Mark Lundy, CC BY-ND 2.0

Popo Agie Falls

3.3 miles elevation gain; 670ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Waterfall; views; forest; Sinks Canyon State Park

Popo Agie Falls Trail Guide

PC Brenton Cooper, CC BY 2.0

Terraced Falls

3.9 miles out & back; 362ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Waterfall; forest; creek; Yellowstone National Park

Terrace Falls Trail Guide


Shorthorn-Longhorn Loop

6.8 mile lollipop loop; 1,177ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Views; forest; mountains; Golden

Shorthorn-Longhorn Loop Trail Guide

PC Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0

Mount Falcon West Loop

3.6 mile loop; 638ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Views; forest; mountains; Morrison

Mount Falcon West Loop Trail Guide

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