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  • Robles Pass Trailhead dedication planned for Saturday, Nov. 5

    Nov 02, 2022 | Read More News
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    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation will officially open the Robles Pass Trailhead at the dedication ceremony, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m., 2680 W. Irvington Road. Equestrians have a new place to unload their horses and go for a beautiful trail ride at the southern end of Tucson Mountain Park

    The Robles Pass Trailhead is a dirt lot that can accommodate up to 8 horse rigs and 23 cars. Why dirt? Because it’s a soft surface for horse hooves. A permanent cement mounting block helps equestrians get into their saddles. 
    Horses on trail in desert

    The trailhead is located about a mile west of the Mission Road and Irvington Road intersection, on the north side of the street. It provides access to 14 miles of trail in Robles Pass Trail Park between Irvington Road and Ajo Highway. Robles Pass is known for its large stands of mesquite and palo verde trees and creosote bushes; it’s a true desert experience in suburban Tucson.

    “This new trailhead offers equestrians, hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers easy access to the Robles Pass Park trails, which connect to Starr Pass trails in Tucson Mountain Park,” says Neil Stitzer, Pima County Trails Coordinator. 

    “There’s always a need for new trailheads, especially ones that can accommodate equestrians,” says Sue Clark, President of Pima County Trails Association. “With space for horse rigs, this trailhead makes it a lot easier to ride your horse in Tucson Mountain Park.”

    “The trailhead is a result of partnerships with many agencies,” Stitzer says. “We appreciate collaborations with the Pima County Department of Transportation, the Bureau of Land Management, El Paso Natural Gas, Kinder Morgan, Arizona Open Land Trust, and all of the trail volunteers.”
    Speakers at the dedication include:
    • Neil Stitzer, Trails Coordinator, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    • Nicole Fyffe, Senior Advisor, Pima County Administrator’s Office
    • Gayle Hartmann, Open Space Advocate
    • Sue Clark, President, Pima Trails Association 
    Robles Pass Trailhead Dedication
    Where: 2680 W. Irvington Road.
    When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.