Overview: The Horsethief Canyon Trail acquired it's name from the Horsethief Ranch, where several noted outlaws made this ranch headquarters for the trafficking of stolen horses.
Trail #30 runs south to north starting at about 6000' and descending 1000' into the Castle Creek wilderness. At mile .2, The Recreation Trail #201 intersects from the West. Trail #30 continues to where it joins up with the Algonquin trail #225. The Algonquin trail at this point continues past the Algonquin Mine and to FR 259 to the north(,N34 13.060 W112 18.485) or SW to FR 52 (N34 10.537 W112 19.749). NF trail sheet states that #225 to the SW is "extremely difficult and should be traveled with caution. Trail #225 is not maintained and has many areas of loose rock, is overgrown with brush in places, and is generally in poor shape".
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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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