Rosemont Cutoff

3.7/5 (4 reviews)
Established as a smelter town for the nearby Helvetia District copper mines, Rosemont Junction provides a beautiful afternoon of shady exploration through Arizona's hill country. This trail heads straight for the Santa Rita Mountains, then turns south to parallel it for several miles, providing st... Read More
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Highlights of Rosemont Cutoff

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Forest Category Icon Forest
Ghost Town Category Icon Ghost Town
Iconic Category Icon Iconic
Overland Category Icon Overland
Sand Category Icon Sand
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
5452 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
231
Nearest Town
Sonoita
Nearest Services
Sonoita
Management Agency
Coronado National Forest
District
Nogales Ranger District

Overview

Established as a smelter town for the nearby Helvetia District copper mines, Rosemont Junction provides a beautiful afternoon of shady exploration through Arizona's hill country. This trail heads straight for the Santa Rita Mountains, then turns south to parallel it for several miles, providing stunning views of 'Old Baldy' and Gunsight Pass. The trail has impressive large tree riparian areas. Wildlife sightings are common in the canyons. You might get lucky and spook up a mule deer or a herd of coatimundi with their tails in the air.

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56 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
4 Community Reviews
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