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Hog Springs Rest Area to Hog Canyon, UT

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,092 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Accumulated Gain 200 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3
Interest Perennial Creek
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Author nonot
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Trips 483 map ( 4,568 miles )
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:21am - 7:36pm
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A short hike from a highway rest area.

Hog Springs is a highway rest area with a few pit toilets. There are signs of the usefulness of the spring that you can read along the way.

Go over the quaint suspension bridge to an area with a (dancing?) platform and some picnic tables. The hiking trail is signed and continues going along next to the creek. It is slightly overgrown, but the trail is still apparent. Continue hiking upstream next to the creek, there are a few washout sections of the trail to negotiate, but it is not too difficult. The trail will cross the creek at a small cascade of a few feet high. Find a place to cross and continue hiking upstream. After this the trail appears to braid in at least 3 directions. I took the middle one and ended up on a sandy bench overlooking the upper part of the canyon. The proper trail appears to be the one that stays at creek level. Up ahead appear to be a few large pools and intermittent shade.

This trail is used for entrance and exit routes to nearby technical canyons, don't be surprised to run into groups with a large amount of rope and technical gear.

Water Sources
Hog Springs appears to flow year round and the creek is clear when it hasn't rained recently.

Several options along highway 95 in the area.

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2011-10-08 nonot
    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.

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    Hog Springs Rest area is the only rest area I know of along highway 95. You will reach this after crossing of the Dirty Devil and Colorado River (if coming from the south) or about 7 miles south of the junction with highway 276 (if coming from the north).
    page created by nonot on Oct 08 2011 12:43 pm
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