This box is planted in Ventana Canyon along the path to Window Rock/Window Rock Peak. The distance to the box is approximately 4.1 miles one way. Please plan accordingly by bringing plenty of water and food, and avoid doing this hike in the summer!
To the trailhead:
* From the intersection of Kolb and Sunrise, go North on Kolb about a mile or so until you see a sign for Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Turn right into the resort. Be sure not to turn into one of the earlier entrances to residential developments with the word Ventana in the name – hold out for the resort.
* Take the first left off the entrance drive to the resort, which should be signed as the way to the Ventana Canyon trailhead. Go all the way to the back of the lot, behind the gates, to park. The front part of the lot is for resort employee parking, and you may get in trouble if you park there.
Follow the Window Rock Trail past all the barbed wire and into Ventana Canyon. The trail will proceed across a wash for a ways then switchback up to a short peak. Continuing on the trail you will eventually reach the Maiden Pools, a series of shallow pools connected by waterfalls on your right. After the pools the trail will enter into a more densely grown forest of pin oak and cypress trees.
Eventually you will reach a section where the trail goes steeply up hill to the left. As in, practically straight up the incline. At the top of this particular section there will be a smooth rock face and a break in the trees, through which you are able to see, for the first time on this trail, the window.
While facing the window, turn around and see another large rockface with a fallen log in front of it. Ventana View is hidden behind the log under a SPOR.
Please rehide well and double bag.
There are three other boxes along this trail. Two boxes are back down the trail – T & T’s Favorite Letterboxer by Tiptoe and Tonto, and Maiden Pools by Wisconsin Hiker and Martini Man, both found on LbNA. And one at the [http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=191170 Window Rock] itself, planted by my dear husband Squatchis, another 3ish miles up trail.