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Horsethief Canyon Trail #30, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 5 of 5
Distance One Way 2.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,970 feet
Elevation Gain -1,299 feet
Accumulated Gain 130 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.63
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26  2019-12-21
Algonquin - Horsethief - Recreation Loop
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14  2019-12-21
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8  2016-03-19
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8  2016-03-19
Dipper - Horsethief - Recreation - Algonquin
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22  2014-09-20
Algonquin - Horsethief Cyn - Twin Peaks Loop
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20  2011-05-30 paulawolf
30  2011-05-14
Algonquin / Horsethief / 201 Loop
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6  2011-05-14
Algonquin / Horsethief / 201 Loop
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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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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

    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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    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From I-17, exit at Bumblebee and take FR 259 to Crown King (27 Mi). From Crown King take FR 52 south-southeast for 7.5 miles to the Turney Gulch Campground turnoff (52F). Proceed 0.25 miles north past the campground. Low clearance should park here; parking for 5 vehicles. From here FR52F becomes 4WD or High clearance for 0.5 miles to the trailhead.. FR 52 and 52F are graded dirt roads suitable for most vehicles in fair weather. (I'd recommend high clearance)
    page created by The_Eagle on Jun 05 2010 11:05 am
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