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Horse Canyon Ruins, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,891 feet
Elevation Gain -845 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.71
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins & Peak
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28  2013-12-10
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Exploration into SW Del Shay Basin
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30  2011-05-18 CannondaleKid
20  2011-05-11 CannondaleKid
44  2011-03-26 Grasshopper
18  2011-01-15 Grasshopper
3  2010-03-31 ssk44
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author avatar Guides 16,870
Routes 15,972
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   May, Oct, Apr, Sep
Sun  5:42am - 7:04pm
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Horse Canyon Ruins is a 2.3 mile one way hike with a 845 ft drop in elevation. Located 43 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. May and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Rugged off-trail ridgeline hike to a remote Del Shay Basin hilltop ruin site.

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2010-03-31
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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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High Clearance possible when dry

To hike
Access is from Punkin Center (Tonto Basin) via FR71 to FR609 (Picture Mountain). From the highpoint saddle along FR609, turn left on FR1938 (unmarked) to the designated trailhead.
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