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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
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr
Sun  6:43am - 5:36pm
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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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2011-02-14
    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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    Directions
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    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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