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Tonto Creek - The Box, AZ

AZ > Payson > Payson S
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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,516 feet
Elevation Gain 70 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.23
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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23  2020-03-14
Tonto & Rye creek wander
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13  2017-05-13 skatchkins
8  2017-04-09
Lower Gun Creek
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7  2016-11-23 arizona_water
21  2013-06-14
Tonto Creek
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6  2013-05-04 skatchkins
10  2010-09-30 sventre
9  2010-08-04 ssk44
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Sun  5:16am - 7:29pm
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Overview
Two-mile long narrow segment of Tonto Creek, AKA "The Box". This segment is a popular class 4-5 whitewater kayaking run during heavy runoff.

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2010-05-05
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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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FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

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The location is just above the Gun Creek confluence. Access is south of Jakes Corner off Highway 188, via FR1390. For current stream flow conditions see USGS station, Tonto Creek Above Gun Creek #09499000.
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