Granite Mountain Big Loop

Marilyn, Nick, and I did a big loop out in the Granite Mountain area on Sunday.  We did a loop starting at the Granite Mountain Trailhead just off of 136th St.  We rode Bootlegger to Granite Mountain Loop Trail, and turned left.  From there it was Granite Mountain loop Trail to Balanced Rock Trail; Balanced Rock Trail to Chuck Wagon Trail; Chuck Wagon Trail to Powerline Road #2; turn right; Powerline Road to Vaquero Trail; turn right; Vaquero Trail to Wrangler Trail; Wrangler Trail to Cone Mtn. Trail; Cone Mountain Trail to Upper Ranch Trail; turn left; Upper Ranch Trail to Brown’s Ranch Road; turn right; Brown’s Ranch Road to Corral Trail; turn left; Corral Trail to Dry Gulch Trail; Dry Gulch to cholla Mtn Loop Trail; turn left; Cholla Mtn. Loop Trail to Branding Iron Trail; Branding Iron to Granite Mountain Loop Trail; turn left; Granite Mountain Loop Trail to Bootlegger; Bootlegger back to parking area.  Total distance was somewhat over 16.5 miles.20140216-DSC02478-Edit-medium 20140216-DSC02484-Edit-medium 20140216-DSC02499-Edit-medium 20140216-DSC02529-Edit-medium