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New River Ruins, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 3,016 feet
Elevation Gain 700 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.5
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Ruins
Dogs not allowed
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8  2017-11-30 Stoic
27  2014-04-29
New River Mesa and Ruins
10  2012-01-27 Oregon_Hiker
6  2010-12-09 Sun_Ray
15  2010-01-24 cabel
17  2009-02-08 ankaa
15  2008-04-29 hhwolf14
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author avatar Guides 16,841
Routes 17,031
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
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Sun  5:37am - 7:32pm
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🔥 2020 Central Fire4.5k
🔥 2005 Cave Creek Complex169.4 mi*
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Overview: As described in Dave Wilson's "Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen". There is no trailhead, the ruins are at the top of the rocky hill on the right of the trail. There is no trail, just bushwack for 0.5miles along the east (left) side of the barbed wire fence. Some rock scrambling is necessary to get to the top, probably easiest on the South side, but possible from the North too.

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    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
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Phoenix, take I-17 North to exit 236. Turn East (right) onto Table Mesa Road/FR41. At 1 mile you will pass the Tee Ranch, there are actually 2 ranches on the right side, stay left on FR41. At the second ranch, you need to get out of your vehicle, open the gate, drive through, and close it behind you. The next mile or so is relatively flat and easily passable in a car, the last 2-3 miles require a high clearance vehicle, as you cross a very small stream and the road becomes much rougher. There are several small turnoffs where you can park and just add a little milage to the hike. About 4.25 miles from I-17, you will cross a cattle guard with a small corral and a Tonto National Forest sign on your right. There is a small clearing to park here.

    2010-11-24 eosgood writes The "very small stream" crossing is the New River wash, which flooded with an enormous flow in the Winter of 2009-10. It now will require very high clearance. I did it in my Toyota tundra, and put a big dent in my front skid plate. Most cross this wash in a rhino or short wheel based vehicle like a FJ cruiser or Jeep.
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