Elephant Butte Loop is a 1.55 mile one way hike with 143 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 27 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. February and January 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: Mentioned in many books regarding Superstition Treasure, this hike offers a bit of Indiana Jones intrigue. A mine, petroglyphs, metates and Elephant Butte.
As of 2012 the area appears to be closed on private land.
Check out the Official Route.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.