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San Carlos River at Warm Springs Flat, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 2.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,338 feet
Elevation Gain -720 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.8
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Associated Areas
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San Carlos Reservation
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Reservation San Carlos
Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  7:16am - 5:14pm
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Official Route
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Nearby Area Water
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Crystal Canyon
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6.5 mi
700 ft
Mount Triplet
Mount Triplet
9.9 mi away
2.0 mi
1,520 ft
Wooden Crossing - Black River
Wooden Crossing - Black River
13.0 mi away
Sevenmile Mountain
Sevenmile Mountain
23.3 mi away
2.0 mi
1,630 ft
Mount Turnbull
23.4 mi away
6.5 mi
4,265 ft
Tanks Canyon
Tanks Canyon
23.5 mi away
4.0 mi
-800 ft
Dry Lake/Nantac Rim
Dry Lake/Nantac Rim
24.2 mi away
1.0 mi
200 ft
Lost Basin - Black River
Lost Basin - Black River
24.3 mi away
Salt River Canyon Wild - FR303 367 645 346
Salt River Canyon Wild - FR303 367 645 346
24.9 mi away
Seneca Lake
25.9 mi away
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Crystal's Secret Gorge
by HAZ_Hikebot

San Carlos River at Warm Springs Flat is a 2.6 mile one way hike with a 720 ft drop in elevation. Located 53 miles northwest of Safford Arizona. March and November 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: The Lost World... Absolutely amazing destination, located deep within the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Truly a hikers playground with a gorgeous river canyon, numerous large waterfalls, deep-water swimming holes, alcoves, a 3C technical slot segment (can be bypassed), and a beautiful large grotto area. Enjoy!

Destination Overlook: Lat. 33 degrees/26'/37.17"/N & Long. 110 degrees/16'/12.15"/W

Check out the Official Route.

This is a moderately difficult hike.

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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.

Permit $$
San Carlos Indian Reservation Recreation Permit required.
Price, info & locations at San Carlos - Permits

Map Drive
High Clearance possible when dry

To hike
From Globe (junction at US60), drive southeast along US70 approximately 24.2 miles to SC-8. SC-8 to Point of Pines is a paved highway. There are NO services of any kind at Point of Pines. Drive northeast along SC-8 for approximately 15 miles to SC-5. The remainder of the drive is gravel/dirt. If it is raining, be prepared for horrendous mud. Drive along SC-5 for approximately 6.7 miles to the designated trailhead (Lat. 33 degrees/27'/51.76"/N & Long. 110 degrees/14'/30.78"/W). WARNING: This is a very remote location with no cell phone signal. Use caution and discretion during ALL activities. You're on your own!
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