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The Rincon - White Canyon Wilderness, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Superior S
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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance One Way 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,622 feet
Elevation Gain 1,340 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,890 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.6
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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The Rincon Battle Axe Butte Loop
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5  2010-10-13 ssk44
10  2005-12-27 Desrat3635
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  7:27am - 5:44pm
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Nearby Area Water
Peak 2925 - Teapot Mtn Quad
Peak 2925 - Teapot Mtn Quad
0.3 mi away
1.7 mi
712 ft
Peak 3660 - White Canyon Wilderness
Peak 3660 - White Canyon Wilderness
0.6 mi away
6.9 mi
1,790 ft
White Canyon Butte
White Canyon Butte
0.8 mi away
8.0 mi
1,950 ft
White Canyon
White Canyon
0.8 mi away
5.7 mi
824 ft
Battle Axe Butte 3,531 - Teapot Mtn Quad
Battle Axe Butte 3,531 - Teapot Mtn Quad
0.8 mi away
1.7 mi
1,520 ft
White Canyon - Shuttle
White Canyon - Shuttle
1.3 mi away
3.0 mi
800 ft
Peak 2640 - Teapot Mtn Quad
Peak 2640 - Teapot Mtn Quad
1.5 mi away
1.6 mi
787 ft
Peak 2939 via Battle Axe Rd
Peak 2939 via Battle Axe Rd
2.0 mi away
3.5 mi
1,000 ft
The Spine
The Spine
2.4 mi away
9.5 mi
2,477 ft
Ajax Peak 4356 - Mineral Mountains
Ajax Peak 4356 - Mineral Mountains
3.1 mi away
1.7 mi
922 ft
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Likely In-Season!
The Rincon - White Canyon Wilderness is a 3.3 mile one way hike with 1,890 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 42 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Overview: Dramatic off-trail ridgeline hike with rugged terrain and striking views. The entire route stays within the White Canyon Wilderness.

Warning: The last half-mile of this hike involves extreme terrain that demands respect and caution. 100-200 foot blind cliffs, overhanging fragmented edges, jagged ravines, narrow gullies, and loose shale are present. Poor judgment could result in death.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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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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Map Drive
Strictly 4x4

To hike
Mesa - US60 - Superior - Highway 177 - Battle Axe Road - White Canyon - Unnamed 4x4 Road - Destination (Saddle)
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