From the trailhead take the lower road (to the left) – there is usually a trail sign here to help you start on the correct road. If you cross a gate or head immediately uphill you have taken the wrong road… The road soon becomes dirt.
At the first intersection/parking area stay right/on the ‘main’ road.
0.25 miles, 7800′: At a junction take road 8A to the left. [Waypoint J 8A 8B]
0.35 miles, 7750′: At a signed junction the trail leaves the dirt road to the right. [Waypoint J FR8A SS]
1.0 miles, 7500′: The trail makes a sharp turn as it crosses a drainage – be careful not to follow the unofficial trail up the drainage. [Waypoint SS01]
The trail soon enters Sabino Canyon, in places it can be difficult to discern the ‘official’ trail but all the possibilities stay in or near the canyon bottom.