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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
Explore DelShayBasinSW-RattlesnakeSpringArea
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Exploration into SW Del Shay Basin
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
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   May, Oct, Apr, Sep
Sun  7:09am - 6:10pm
Official Route
4 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Picture Mountain
Picture Mountain
1.8 mi away
3.5 mi
700 ft
Bear Head Mountain
1.8 mi away
4.8 mi
1,600 ft
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
2.4 mi away
2.0 mi
1,020 ft
Lambing Creek
Lambing Creek
2.9 mi away
1.7 mi
745 ft
J Slash X Ranch
J Slash X Ranch
4.2 mi away
0.7 mi
-375 ft
Malicious Gap
Malicious Gap
5.3 mi away
2.5 mi
650 ft
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
5.4 mi away
3.4 mi
1,632 ft
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
5.6 mi away
Boneyback Peak
Boneyback Peak
5.7 mi away
2.6 mi
1,600 ft
Oak Creek Loop - Greenback Valley
Oak Creek Loop - Greenback Valley
5.8 mi away
4.6 mi
1,360 ft
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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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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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
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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