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Conner Canyon, AZ

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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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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1.55 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,533 feet
Elevation Gain -929 feet
Accumulated Gain 3 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.56
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Historic & Perennial Creek
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11  2021-11-18 eru
25  2018-01-30
Conner Canyon Ruins - Sierra Ancha
Grasshopper
5  2011-09-03 ssk44
15  2010-10-02 ssk44
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author avatar Guides 7
Routes 10
Photos 572
Trips 15 map ( 77 miles )
Age Male Gender
Location nomadic
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co-author avatarGuides 20
Routes 12
Photos 2,321
Trips 293 map (835 Miles)
Age 48 Male Gender
Location Gilbert, AZ
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Preferred Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct → 7 AM
Sun  6:52am - 5:23pm
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🔥 1994 Armer Fire5.7k
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Reprogrammed T-800
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2010 ssk44
The perennial segment of upper Conner Canyon, located in the backdrop of Armer Mountain.

2021 eru
There's a large pullout with an empty covered signage board below the trail - there's a path leading directly from it south that just heads up to a nearby hill with no real view, head up 288 a couple hundred feet and there's an obvious 4WD/ATV road to follow down. It has enough growth along the sides to provide some shade in the morning and evening. It's a fairly moderate grade and seems to get far more wheeled use than booted.

Once down in the canyon following the creek was surprisingly easy - very little spiky/poky plants and while being very lush it's not overgrown. Water levels were low enough we were boots dry in the creek itself but would hop out of it occasionally and never had any issues with a bypass. There are some fallen small shelters near where the 4WD road meets the creek along with some scattered trash, but it feels very pristine below that.

Didn't encounter anything I'd consider canyoneering, but we didn't explore the full canyon. The route will get you down there. :)

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2021-11-22 eru & ssk44
    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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    Globe - Highway 88 - Highway 288 - TH (Lat. 33 Degrees/47'/53.76"/N & Long. 110 Degrees/59'/01.00"/W)
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