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Carter-Nuttall Trail #315, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,656 feet
Elevation Gain -752 feet
Accumulated Gain 25 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.78
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22  2018-06-09
Clark Peak Trail #301
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15  2014-10-16
Pinaleno Mountains - GET #10
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9  2014-10-16
Pinaleno Mountains - GET #10
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11  2007-11-04
Clark Peak Trail #301
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Preferred   Sep, Aug, Jul, May
Sun  7:11am - 5:14pm
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Nuttall Canyon Trail #303
0.5 mi away
10.5 mi
1,007 ft
Clark Peak Trail #301
Clark Peak Trail #301
0.9 mi away
6.5 mi
1,766 ft
CP Flat Loop
CP Flat Loop
0.9 mi away
2.1 mi
350 ft
Clark Peak
1.3 mi away
2.5 mi
647 ft
Nuttall Ridge Trail #319
Nuttall Ridge Trail #319
1.4 mi away
Riggs Flat Lake
1.8 mi away
Lakeshore Trail #340
Lakeshore Trail #340
1.9 mi away
0.7 mi
40 ft
Jesus Babcock Trail #321
Jesus Babcock Trail #321
1.9 mi away
2.0 mi
583 ft
Riggs Flat Campground
Riggs Flat Campground
1.9 mi away
Merrill Peak 9288
Merrill Peak 9288
2.0 mi away
1.3 mi
523 ft
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Carter-Nuttall Trail #315 is a 0.7 mile one way hike with 25 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 18 miles west-southwest of Safford Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. September and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: This is an unmaintained and likely decommissioned old trail that connects with the Clark Peak Trail #301 in a saddle just west of Clark Peak, and descends into upper Nuttall Canyon. The Carter-Nuttall Trail may connect with Nuttall Ridge Trail #319 at Hells Hole Creek, but the exact length of the trail is unknown. Statistics listed are a guess. Upper section of the Carter-Nuttall Trail is in okay shape as of 11-2007. The lower end may be damaged from the 2004 Nuttall Fire, and would likely be very difficult to follow.

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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.

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    Coronado Forest
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    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)


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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Safford, head south on U.S. highway 191. Turn west onto state highway 366 (a.k.a. Swift Trail). Follow highway 366 (which later turns into forest road 803) approximately 33.5 miles to its very end at the unsigned Clark Peak Trailhead (stay right at turnoff for Riggs Lake). Follow the Clark Peak Trail #301 for about 1.5 miles to the signed (as of November 2007) junction with the Carter-Nuttall Trail #315, in a saddle below the west side of Clark Peak.
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