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Tonto Trail: Hermit Trail to Boucher Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 5.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,210 feet
Elevation Gain 340 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.98
Backpack Yes & Possibly Connect
Dogs not allowed
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20  2017-04-15
Boucher Hermit Loop
19  2017-04-15
Boucher Hermit Loop
20  2017-03-11
Boucher Rapids Hermit Loop
121  2016-03-31
Tonto Trail: South Bass to Hermit
22  2016-03-07
The Gems - Grand Canyon
11  2015-10-24 Mick
11  2015-02-16
Boucher - Hermit Loop
29  2015-02-16
Boucher Hermit Loop
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr → Early
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  7:38am - 5:40pm
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9 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Cope Butte
Cope Butte
0.5 mi away
0.8 mi
597 ft
Hermit Creek Campsite to the Colorado River
0.6 mi away
1.5 mi
28 ft
Monument Creek Trail
Monument Creek Trail
0.8 mi away
2.6 mi
601 ft
Whites Butte
1.7 mi away
Rim Trail - Hermit
Rim Trail - Hermit's Rest to Village
1.8 mi away
7.4 mi
747 ft
Boucher Rapids via Boucher
Boucher Rapids via Boucher
1.9 mi away
21.0 mi
-4,297 ft
Boucher Trail
Boucher Trail
1.9 mi away
6.0 mi
-2,290 ft
Dripping Springs - Grand Canyon
Dripping Springs - Grand Canyon
1.9 mi away
6.3 mi
1,900 ft
Hermit Trail
Hermit Trail
1.9 mi away
7.0 mi
-3,400 ft
Monument Creek Pinnacle
2.1 mi away
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Baby steps on the Tonto
by HAZ_Hikebot

Tonto Trail: Hermit Trail to Boucher Trail is a 5.85 mile one way hike with 340 feet elevation gain. Located 4 miles west-northwest of Grand Canyon Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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  • Grand Canyon Use Area Boundaries - Dynamic Map

One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking 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.
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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Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To Hermits Rest Trailhead
From Flagstaff head west on I-40 for 30.4 mi to SR-64. Turn right/north and follow SR-64 55 miles to the park. You will receive a map & information at the GC park entrance.

Hermits Rest is at the west end of Hermit Road. Hermit Road is a restricted area, you must take the free-bus. Keep in mind the bus ride is over a half hour long each way when planning your hike.

Backpackers with a valid backcountry permit can drive private vehicles to the Hermit trailhead. A numerical code (provided by the Backcountry Information Center) is needed to open the Hermit Transfer access gate. Use the keypad mounted on the steel post that supports the gate to enter this code. Drive to Hermits Rest and follow the dirt road 1⁄4 mile beyond the end of the pavement to the trailhead.

During the winter the Hermit Road is open to private vehicles and no special access is required.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 239 mi - about 3 hours 58 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 344 mi - about 5 hours 28 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 91.9 mi - about 1 hour 49 mins
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