Tucson – April 2022 – Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park is one of the most popular hiking locales in all of Southern Arizona. The scenery is spectacular.

A few wildflowers are still in bloom.

Saguaros can live over 150 years, but even when they reach their end, they are impressive, and provide habitat for wildlife.

The Canyon Loop Trail starts out by making your way across a wide wash where you will get your feet a bit wet.

After climbing out of the wash you make your way back towards the mountains for a mile or so, passing a variety of scenic landscapes.

Eventually you make the turn and start heading back, with most of the return route through the washes.

And if you are a beagle the perfect ending is a quick dip in the cool water of the creek.