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Evans Point-San Francisco River, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,719 feet
Elevation Gain 340 feet
Accumulated Gain 507 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.74
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:48am - 5:15pm
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San Francisco River View
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Red Canyon - Clifton
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Evans Point-San Francisco River is a 1.2 mile round trip hike with 507 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 30 miles northeast of Safford Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. November and March 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: A combination 4wd road and off trail hike that crosses the San Francisco River upstream of Clifton, and takes one to Evans Point, a rocky limestone bluff with great views up and down the River. There are several caves in the bluff accessible only by technical rock climbing.


Evans Point could also serve as a starting point for longer hikes up to Dorsey Gulch, Sycamore Gulch, and Sardine Falls.

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    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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    To hike
    From Safford, head east on Highway 70/191. 10 miles from Safford, the highway splits, turn left onto Highway 191 and follow it for another 23.75 miles to a highway junction known as 3-Way (old drive-in movie theater and store). Turn left to remain on Highway 191. From the 3-Way junction, head north on highway 191 for approximately 9.4 miles to milepost 163.9, in the town of Clifton (this point is just after crossing the 2nd railroad track and before the Circle K store). At milepost 163.9, turn right onto Zorilla Street, then make an immediate left onto Frisco Avenue. Frisco Avenue crosses a bridge over the San Francisco River at 0.55 miles, and becomes the San Francisco River Road (unsigned). Follow the San Francisco River Road for another 3.4 miles, to an unmarked side road on the left that descends toward the river. There is room to park here, on the south side of the San Francisco River Road.
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