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Barnhardt Canyon, AZ

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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 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,186 feet
Elevation Gain 2,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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81  2011-03-31 Vaporman
65  2011-02-13 Vaporman
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author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,958
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr
Sun  7:05am - 6:14pm
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Barnhardt Trail #43
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Half Moon Trail #288
Half Moon Trail #288
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Mazatzal Peak Loop
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Mazatzal Peak Summit
same trailhead
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Shake Tree Trail # 44
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Y Bar Trail #44
same trailhead
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2,994 ft
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3,754 ft
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
North Fork Falls of Deadman Canyon
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Barnhardt Canyon is a 6 mile round trip canyon trip with 2,000 feet elevation gain. Located 38 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. October and November are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Overview: Amazingly colorful and adventurous canyoneering route thru the main canyon of Barnhardt Canyon with half a dozen rappels up to 80ft, with loads of swimmers, down climbing & rock hopping on slippery rock...

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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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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To Barnhardt Trailhead
    From the corner of SR87 & SR260 in Payson go south on SR87 for 14.5 miles to the signed turnoff for Barnhardt trailhead (forest road 419). Follow FR419 5 miles to its end. The parking area is fairly large. Barnhardt trailhead is located at the west end of the parking area. From Phoenix take SR87 north out of Mesa to Payson. The turnoff to the trailhead is 4mi north of the 188 intersection. (think rest stop)

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 83.4 mi - about 1 hour 45 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 182 mi - about 3 hours 4 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 126 mi - about 2 hours 31 mins
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