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Tortolita Mountain Loop

15 miles

2700 - 4100 ft.

Wild Burro-Wild Mustang-Lower Javelina-Alamo Springs-Wild Burro Loop, several shorter loops possible.

Trailhead: Meet at Wild Burro TH, located at the Ritz Carlton Resort. North 4.5 miles on Dove Mountain from Tangerine; right at roundabout & through resort gate (mention you are going to the trailhead), then drive on until you see the trailhead sign on the right.  

Route: Follow Wild Burro Trail up the wash (~3 miles), Wild Mustang Trail up and along a ridge and back to the wash (~5.5 miles), Alamo Springs Trail up and along another ridge (~3.5 miles) back to the upper end of Wild Burro Trail, then 3 miles back to the car park.

A shorter run follows the same route up Wild Burro and Wild Mustang trails but then heads back to the car park, skipping Alamo Springs Trail, a total of about 9 miles.