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Kaiser Spring Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northwest > Kingman S
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,999 feet
Elevation Gain 879 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,093 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 8.44
Interest Seasonal Waterfall
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22  2013-02-02
Burro Creek - Kaiser Roll Canyon Loop
25  2013-02-02
Burro Creek-Kaiser Canyon Loop
11  2011-11-02 ASUAviator
7  2009-02-28 Lizard
24  2008-03-22 ankaa
1  2008-03-22 ankaa
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar → 8 AM
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:22am - 6:31pm
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Fauna Nearby
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Named place Nearby
Warm Spring/Narrow Canyon
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Hike Location
Kaiser Canyon, Near Burro Creek Campground

Trail Surface
Good with loose footing in places. Hiking in the wash & climbing boulders

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Kaiser Spring Canyon
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Burro Creek-Kaiser Canyon Loop
Finally got to scratch that itch.

After driving over the Kaiser Canyon and Burro Creek bridges on Rt 93 in the past, I always wanted to throw together a loop through this area. A bonus, another hot spring on the hike.

Burro Creek was flowing nicely, so it was another week of COLD water crossings, but none were more than waist deep. Me and the boys survived. Just under 8 miles of this hike were around and through Burro Creek.

We took a side trip UP to Burro Mine. We saw / visited a few horizontal shaft mines, the longest went in about 100' and had had a side shaft. A first for me was the collection of core samples, all labeled and laid out in a wooden case.

Next, off to visit Warm Spring, up Warm Spring Canyon, just across Burro Creek.
The water collects in a 5' Oblong catch basin, about knee deep and about 98 degrees in Temp.

On our way up Warm Spring Canyon, close to Rt 93, John found a new outdoor activity he wanted to participate in.

Kaiser Canyon was enjoyable with only a slight bit of boulder climbing.

We followed a way old jeep road after a bit of a scramble. The road took us back down to Burro Creek and the home stretch. A few more crossings, and an interesting perspective of the bridges under Rt 93, and And we're done.


Live Fauna for the Day, 10+ Burros, Blue Herons, Ducks, Cows.
Dead Fauna for the Day, 3 Cows, 1 Burro
Kaiser Spring Canyon
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Burro Creek - Kaiser Roll Canyon Loop
Burro Creek is currently flowing at 49cfm, down from 2k 6 days ago on Sunday Jan 27th. Interestingly we drove up here to see the flow late Saturday on the 26th, it was 15cfm. So it flashed later that night.

Upper Burro
Frigid water crossings in the 40s. Nice scenery for the area but don't get too excited. Once is probably enough.

Warm Springs Canyon
The hot springs is the highlight.

Kaiser Spring Canyon
A gem in places. Unfortunately close to the highway, noticeable high use and such take away top notch status. Very light flow in areas. Easiest travel is center creek in the flow. Light skin friendly bushwhacking. Multiple pungent carcasses.

Passed Hells Half Acre. Looks worthy of a look someday. Nice slanted-carved-pillars. Perhaps sandstone, intriguing.

Interesting facts: 2 out 3 in group know pinochle, none know bridge. Ancient chinese secret had nothing to do with food, rather a water softener.

Searching for Andys Hole, Burro Mine never ending vent? hole, hot springs in Kaiser, jlp sings, etc.

Beware! - It appears part of our loop crossed private property looking at old photos. Apparently signage washed away in recent floods.

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Map Drive
FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

To hike
Take Hwy 60 from Surprise into Wickenburg, leave Wickenburg NW on Hwy 93. Drive about 70 miles to just after mile marker 135, turn right and park under bridge. It's an unimproved dirt road used for less than 500 feet. Most cars should be OK.
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