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Jerky Butte Ruins, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Payson E
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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 4,966 feet
Elevation Gain 1,020 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 4.4
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins & Peak
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16  2018-11-27 Oregon_Hiker
7  2018-11-01 GeeEss
8  2018-02-10
Jerky/Rock/El Paso
7  2011-05-14 ssk44
56  2011-05-14 Grasshopper
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Oct
Sun  6:09am - 6:28pm
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Overview: Unique Sierra Ancha benchmark summit with vast 360-degree views of the surrounding area.

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Jerky Butte Ruins
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Awesome butte ruin site with incredible views and a fun scramble. The summit is covered with large oak trees providing good shade if desired. This hike is worth the effort. Love it!

Jerky Butte Ruins
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This dayhike in our remote Sierra Ancha Mountains north of Board Tree Saddle on the Young Hwy 288, and 5.8mls west on FR486 became a "need to do" back in October'10 when Eric posted this pic.. .

I didn't have to do much arm twisting to get this one on the calendar with him, but because of the very long day out (mostly driving to and from..~265mls R/T west Mesa), we needed to combine this one with something else in the same area for the late afternoon (now known as new hike description- "Rock Creek Cabin") to confirm a date on our calendars.

I had a gut feel that this totally off-trail, short but serious bushwhack hike to the top of this gun turret butte at 5932ft just might have a very sweet payoff for us on top, and it did not disappoint with its unpublished ancient Salado Indian Ruins and much more..

I probably overdid my picset posting for this one trying to tell the memorable story in more detail, but it did ROCK for me and will always hold very special memories :D .

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Map Drive
High Clearance possible when dry

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Globe - Highway 188 - Highway 288 - FR486 - Destination
page created by ssk44 on Oct 13 2010 8:34 am
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