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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Punchbowl Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
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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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Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,857 feet
Elevation Gain 1,800 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 11
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Dogs not allowed
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15  2016-04-23 oceanwithin
7  2016-04-10 Alaskantraveler
10  2015-09-26 Outdooraddict
3  2012-04-14 azmike
71  2012-01-21 Vaporman
60  2011-01-23 Vaporman
47  2011-01-23 suzaz
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Sun  6:57am - 5:23pm
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Salt River Canyon View from Peak 3042
Salt River Canyon View from Peak 3042
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Chalcedony Cave
Chalcedony Cave
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Peak 3042 - Mormon Flat Dam Quad
Peak 3042 - Mormon Flat Dam Quad
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Ladder - Micro Canyons
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Hell
Hell's Hip Pocket
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Skull Cave
Skull Cave
2.2 mi away
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Likely In-Season!
Overview: A few different way to approach this amazing canyon off the NW side of Horse Mesa with about a dozen rappels, many swimmers, loads of down climbing, and access issues.

Notice: SRP will allow access to punchbowl for canyoneering under the following conditions:


Restricted Government Property
Limited access for hikers is permitted into and out of Punchbowl Canyon only

• No vehicles allowed beyond the first gate at the top of the hill

• Approaching the camp beyond Punchbowl is strictly prohibited

• Approaching the dam beyond the old dynamite shack is strictly prohibited

Violators will be prosecuted under state and federal statutes

Please: If you are approached by SRP personnel, be kind and courteous and explain that you are canyoneering in PunchBowl Canyon. Let's not lose access to this great canyon.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

    Permit $$
    None


    Directions
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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To canyon trip
    AZ88 to Horse Mesa Dam Road, north to the SRP gate...
    page created by Vaporman on Jan 24 2011 8:55 pm
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