Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve with Gerry Hodge
Trip difficulty: Longer, but easy. 2.3 miles on flat paved paths. Trip duration about 3 hours. No water
on site but port-a-potty is at the parking lot. Limited shade and benches.
We will walk the old front 9 of this abandoned 200-acre golf course that has been turned into a Nature
Preserve. There are petroglyphs along the way and while the number of bird species don’t usually
exceed 25, they are plentiful.
Driving directions: From Dove Mountain Road, take Tangerine Rd. east for 7 miles, turn left (north) on
Rancho Vistoso Blvd., go 2.2 miles to the traffic light at Vistoso Highlands Rd. Turn left and go 0.6 miles
to the large parking lot on the left (take either of two entrances into the parking lot and drive to the far
end near the port-a-potty).
Map coordinates: 32.456307, -110.983307
Leader: Gerry Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Registration for this walk is free.
Header Image: Anna’s Hummingbird by Bryan J. Smith