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Alamo Canyon - AZT #17, AZ
Description 54 Triplogs 3 Topics
RatedFavorite   Wish List Region
 Superior - Southwest
Difficulty 2.5    Route Finding
Distance One Way 11.44 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,687 feet
Elevation Gain -1,280 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,292 feet
Avg Time One Way 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 15.75
Author HAZ Hikebot
Descriptions 12,257
Routes 10,415
Photos 17
Trips 1 map ( 0 miles )
Age 18
Location Arizona
Rated Viewed All Mine Friends
22  2014-11-16
FR4 Campsite to Picketpos
17  2014-11-15 CannondaleKid
40  2014-11-15
AZT Passage 17 Trail Main
39  2014-11-14
AZT Passage 17 Trail Main
21  2014-11-14
AZT Passage 17 Trail Main
16  2014-11-14
Picketpost TH to FR4 camp
4  2014-11-14
AZT Trail Maintenance - P
3  2014-05-21 BriT
19  2014-04-28 gummo
44  2014-04-12 writelots
33  2014-04-12
Gila River Canyons - AZT
23  2014-04-05
Gila River Canyons - AZT
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Trailhead Forecast
Historical Weather
Arizona Trail
Forest Tonto
Backpack - Yes & Connecting
Official Route
Alternative Routes
Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
direct air miles away to trailhead
0.1  Ajax Peak 4356 - Mineral Mountains
0.1  Peak 3937 - Mineral Mountain Quad
0.1  Peak 4202 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1  Peak 4020 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1  Peak 4140 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1  Peak 4141 - Mineral Mountain Quad
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     Automobile Remains/Wreckage
     Cadastral Survey Marker
     Mine Shaft
     Spring Box
     Trail Maintenance
     Black-tailed Rattlesnake
     Giant Centipede
     Gila Monster
     Honey Bee
   Hooded Oriole
     Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
     Sweat Bee
     Unidentified Fauna
     Western Banded Gecko
     Western Diamondback Rattlesnak
     Western Patch-nosed snake
   Arizona Hedgehog Cactus
     Barrel Cactus
     Blackfoot Daisy
     California Poppy
     Chain Fruit Cholla
     Christmas Cholla
     Colorado Four O'Clock
     Desert Chicory
     Desert Globemallow
     Desert Holly (herb)
     Desert Marigold
     Desert Mariposa
     Desert Phlox
     Devil's Claw
     Flat Top Buckwheat
     Gooding's Verbena
   Mormon Tea - E. fasciculata
     Purple Prickly Pear
     Slender Janusia
     Strawberry Hedgehog
     Texas Betony
     Unidentified Flora
     Western Spiderwort
     White Ratany

Overview: This passage begins at a gate just north of the Tonto National Forest boundary about 0.4 miles due west of Ajax Peak. From here the trail climbs briefly and then drops down into a drainage about 1 mile in. After crossing this drainage it climbs up to the high point for this passage at 3,780 feet. It then begins a gradual descent over roughly 2.3 miles until it arrives at FR 4.

After crossing FR 4 the trail continues west and turns north, contouring around several small drainages. At just over 8 miles from the beginning the trail makes a hard turn to the west and begins working its way around Picketpost Mountain. The trail wraps around to the west side of Picketpost and somewhat parallels the Alamo Canyon drainage. After crossing Alamo Canyon it reaches the end of the passage at the Picketpost Trailhead.

Southern Trailhead: Tonto NF Boundary

Northern Trailhead: Picketpost Trailhead

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.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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 Preferred Months Nov Apr
    Sunrise6:18am Sunset6:42pm
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