Great Horned Owl Loop

Round Trip Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
MTB Skill level:
Elevation: 1596 - 1970 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Desert Vista
Fee: none
Attractions: Big loop

The Great Horned Owl Loop is in the Southern Area of the Sonoran Preserve in Phoenix, Arizona. The loop begins at the end of the Valle Verde trail where it makes a big loop around Union Peak. The first part of the loop has a few stretches that are pretty steep and a little rocky but the trail quickly moderates afterwards and although it still has lots of ups and downs they are much easier in comparison. Those that would like to avoid the steepest part of the loop can substitute in the Cactus Wren trail which is relatively flat.