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Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch

I wonder how often other hikers start off on the wrong trail and just keep going just to see it through. That’s how we ended up hiking the Sunset Trail on Mount Lemmon. The views were beautiful, it was great to get out, and most importantly… it was 72°. Much cooler than the blistering 100° we had just left at the base of Mount Lemmon.

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
We started at Marshall Gulch with the intentions of hiking the Aspen Loop trail but ended up traversing Sunset Trail instead… and just kept going. Out and back was easy.

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch

Views of conifer trees whule hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Views on conifer trees while Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Views of wildflowers while Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
The trail from Marshall Gulch leads to a beautiful meadow where the other end of the Sunset trailhead is located, just off of Catalina Highway.

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
And back we go…

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Since this was such a short & easy trail we played in the Gulch.

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch

Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Hiking Sunset Trail to Marshall Gulch on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
The Cookie Cabin on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch
Pizza from the The Cookie Cabin on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-trail-to-marshall-gulch

Marshall Gulch to Sunset Trail Overview

  • Coordinates: 32.42804900 -110.75567500
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Length: 3.5 Out & Back Miles
  • Pets allowed: Yes
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