Passage #4 - Temporal Gulch
Location: Patagonia to Gardner Canyon Road
Length: 21.8 miles
Southern Access Point: Patagonia
- GPS Coordinates: 31.54165° N, 110.75188° W
- Access: Temporal Gulch Trailhead: Take AZ 82 to the town of
Patagonia. At the north end of town, south of the high school, 1st Avenue heads
northwest from the highway. The AZT follows 1st Avenue (later FR 72) for the next
7 miles before it becomes a rugged four wheel-drive road.
Northern Access Point: Gardner Canyon Road
- GPS Coordinates: 31.71873° N, 110.75704° W
- Access: From Sonoita, follow AZ 83 north 4 miles and turn left (west)
onto Gardner Canyon Road (FR 92). Avoid side roads. You’ll reach the Gardner Trailhead (not
to be confused with Gardner Canyon Trail, which is farther west) 5.5 miles from the highway
on the right side of the road. There is a large parking area here.
Trail Route Description: From the Post Office in Patagonia the
route follows Highway 82 northeast for 1/4 mile and then turns left on
Temporal Canyon Road (FR 72). It follows this road up to the Walker Basin
Trailhead in Walker Canyon. After passing Upper Walker Tank it crosses a
saddle and then descends, working its way east into Casa Blanca Canyon.
It goes by Bear Spring, crosses several drainages and then comes to the
Tunnel Springs Trailhead. From here it heads east and then follows the old
flume north and east up to Gardner Canyon Road.
Season(s): Fall, Winter and Spring (current weather forecast)
Water: Water is intermittent and scarce. Plan to bring your own water.
All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
Mountain bikes are prohibited in the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness.
USGS Topographic Maps: Patagonia, Mount Hughes and Mount Wrightson.
Coronado National Forest map.
BLM Information Center maps.
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