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The northern Santa Rita Mountain foothills stretch out in a large expanse around the sky island of the Santa Rita Mountains. Covered in Sonoran Desert grasslands, the landscape is comprised of tall desert grasses and oak, juniper, and pinyon pine trees. The Arizona Trail follows the Santa Rita Mountains out of their higher elevations northward through the rolling foothills before they completely flatten out at the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. The trail also passes through the popular Kentucky Camp, an historic mining camp that now provides a quiet escape into the solitude of the foothills.