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Canyon Point Sinkhole, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,683 feet
Elevation Gain -100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.87
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Sun  7:21am - 5:15pm
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Nearby Area Water
Canyon Point Campground
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Overview: This well marked walk to a sinkhole is a very nice hike. The hike starts within the spacious Canyon Point campground. The trail goes through the pine forest, through a fence, and into a more dense pine forest. After a short amount of flat hiking, the edge of the sinkhole is sighted.

Be sure to follow the trail into the sinkhole itself, as the forest in this area has a very magical feel to it. There are all manner of lush greenery here, including elusive ferns. At the bottom are some tree stumps that make for nice chairs to relax and reflect on this peaceful place.

When ready, return the way you came.


    One-Way Notice
    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.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    To get to the trailhead: from the Phoenix area, take HWY-87 North toward Payson. Once in Payson, take HWY-260 East towards Heber. After 36 miles of driving, make a right at the signed turnoff to Canyon Point Campground. Take the B camping loop and keep an eye on your right for the trailhead.

    Note: The trailhead is a little tricky to find as it is buried inside a large campground.
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