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Saguaro Nat'l Park plans to re-route Carrillo Trail

Open-house meeting this Thursday

Saguaro National Park will hold an open-house meeting Thursday evening to discuss improvements to be made to a trail in the Rincon Mountain District.

A 0.9 mile section of the Carrillo Trail will be relocated 0.4 miles east of its present location where it will be more sustainable and cost-effective to maintain, said Natasha Kline, spokeswoman for Saguaro National Park.

Water cannon be diverted due to the trail's poor drainage, which has caused erosion and poor water quality. Hikers have been forced to create their own trails to avoid flooding along the trail, Kline said. 

Construction on the new trail, which is expected to be 0.7 miles long, will begin in November. The existing section of the trail will remain open until the re-route is finished.

The open house will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Park Service Fire Building, 12661 E. Broadway Blvd.

For more information about the changes visit www.nps.gov/sagu.

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If you go

  • What: Open-house meeting about re-routing the Carrillo Trail
  • When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday
  • Where: National Park Service Fire Building, 12661 E. Broadway Blvd.