Saguaro Lake Cove

This is the easiest way to reach the first cove along Saguaro Lake.

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Trail Overview

A great place to hang out for a day or a weekend. Free camping is available at the beach and there is a good staging area just past the large gate at the trailhead.


Difficult: With the exception of two steep hills getting over a ridge, most of this trail is just easy soft sand. To get down and up the obstacle at Wpt. 05, you must have 4WD, high clearance, excellent articulation or lockers. We did it in our stock 4-dr. Rubicon.

Access Description

Take Bush Hwy. northeast from Phoenix to Saguaro Lake. Go about a mile past road to marina and turn right on Butcher Jones Road. After 2 miles, you'll circle around loop of Butcher Jones Recreation Area. Gate is on north side of loop.

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