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Santa Rita Mountains - AZT #5, AZ
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Description 27 Triplogs  1 Topic
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 Tucson - South
Statistics
Difficulty 3    Route Finding
Distance One Way 13.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,201 feet
Elevation Gain 860 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,942 feet
Avg Time One Way 6-7 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 20.32
Author HAZ Hikebot
Descriptions 12,256
Routes 10,499
Photos 17
Trips 1 map ( 0 miles )
Age 18
Location Arizona
Photos
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
23  2015-08-08
Big Casa Blanca-Cave Cany
BiFrost
15  2015-03-08 mazatzal
7  2015-03-06 pjhikes
12  2015-02-28 DallinW
18  2015-02-22 BiFrost
5  2015-01-10 sandyfortner
9  2015-01-07 Sredfield
10  2014-05-03 BobP
65  2014-03-21
AZT Passages 4-5
writelots
19  2014-03-21
Temporal Gulch - AZT #4
sirena
6  2014-01-11 Sredfield
14  2012-06-13 JuanJaimeiii
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Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
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2.4  Granite Mountain 5938
2.4  Chinaman Trail #137
2.6  Cave Canyon Trail #149
2.7  Link Trail - Santa Rita Mtns
2.8  East Sawmill Canyon Trail #146
2.9  Gardner Canyon #143
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Culture
     Automobile Remains/Wreckage
     Cactuscat Pose
     Informational/Interpretive Tra
     Trail Maintenance
     Trail Signs and Markings
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Fauna
     Gopher Snake
     Red-tailed Hawk
     Scorpion
     Teva
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Flora
     Desert Anemone
     Desert Mariposa
     Rough Prickly Poppy
     Schott's Agave
     Staghorn Cholla
Space

Overview: This passage begins on Gardner Canyon Road, just west of Gardner Canyon Trailhead. The route passes the trailhead, heads over to Cave Creek, descends into Fish Canyon and then heads northwest to Kentucky Camp. It goes through the camp area, follows the Kentucky Camp Road and then works its way up Sucker Gulch. It goes past Granite Mountain, through Ophir Gulch and then turns on to FR 165. It descends to Enzenberg Canyon, climbs up to a road, crosses California Gulch and then crosses FR 62. After a couple of small ridges the trail reaches the upper end of Oak Tree Canyon. It follows this canyon down to a point about 3/4 mile from Highway 83.

Southern Trailhead: Gardner Canyon Road - FR 92

Northern Trailhead: Oak Tree Canyon - FR 4072

Note: This page is open to authors. Hike must be listed South to North as one-way. Do not include an overview as the above is permanent.

One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.

    Directions
    Map Drive
    Sun5:56am - 6:52pm
    Preferred Feb, Mar
    Road
    Permit $$


    Directions To hike
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
    page created by joe bartels on Jan 09 2010 12:35 am
    Warning: heat kills!
    Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
    Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
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