Dupont Rim is a 8.4 mile round trip hike with 2,615 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 47 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. October and May 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: Diverse and rewarding backcountry hike into a remote region of the Salome Wilderness. The route is a combination of abandoned roadbeds and off-trail hiking. The entire off-trail segment stays within the Salome Wilderness.
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This is a more difficult hike. It would be unwise to attempt this without prior experience hiking.
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.