A Desert Experience

Distance3 miles
Elevation Gain500 feet
Difficulty LevelEasy
Approx Hiking Time2 hours
Best SeasonsAny Season
Cost per person
(three person minimum)
$12.00

This introductory hike was designed especially for our clients staying at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. The El Conquistador is a premiere resort located on the northwest side of Tucson, in the shadow of Pusch Ridge.

Departing from the Linda Vista trailhead, the trail meanders through typical desert habitat. Along the trail we will encounter stands of giant saguaro cactus, teddy bear cholla, prickly pear, mesquite and palo verde trees, creosote bushes, desert broom, and brittlebush. We may also see Gambel's quail, roadrunners, javelina, coyote, or deer.

This hike is perfect for inexperienced hikers or for those with limited available time.

This hike can be scheduled during evening hours in the summer months.