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Clover Canyon - Sierra Ancha, 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 2.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,942 feet
Elevation Gain -450 feet
Accumulated Gain 992 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.76
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic, Seasonal Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Apr, May, Oct, Nov
Sun  7:00am - 5:19pm
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Rock Creek Cabin - Sierra Ancha
Rock Creek Cabin - Sierra Ancha
0.0 mi away
1.8 mi
475 ft
Spring Creek Ranch
Spring Creek Ranch
1.9 mi away
Spring Creek Mine
Spring Creek Mine
2.9 mi away
Jerky Butte Ruins
Jerky Butte Ruins
3.0 mi away
1.0 mi
1,020 ft
J Slash X Ranch
J Slash X Ranch
5.1 mi away
0.7 mi
-375 ft
Fred Pranty Cabin
Fred Pranty Cabin
5.8 mi away
Pleasant Valley Vista Loop #9
6.0 mi away
0.5 mi
91 ft
Squaw Peak Sierra Ancha
7.0 mi away
1.0 mi
238 ft
Copper Mountain - Copper Mtn Quad
Copper Mountain - Copper Mtn Quad
7.0 mi away
3.6 mi
800 ft
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
7.5 mi away
2.0 mi
1,020 ft
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Clover Canyon - Sierra Ancha is a 2.8 mile round trip canyon trip with 992 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 51 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. April and May 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: Located adjacent to the "Rock Creek Cabin" hike description and passing by this historic late 19th century log cabin, this seldom visited, remote, heavy vegetation-riparian canyon with some Class 1 & 2 rock climbing for this hike description's ~.50ml "one way" distance up canyon could possibly be navigated to its 2.4 mile upper end at its intersection with old abandoned ranching road FR1941.

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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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From the Phoenix area: Hwy 60 to Globe to Hwy 188 to Hwy 288 to intersection of Hwy 288/FR486; High Clearance OK when dry on FR486 to unmarked intersection at FR485 with high clearance 4x4 required from this intersection; FR485 to end at TH/Park--> N34.03963 W-111.07425; (For your reference and download see posted GPS Track Driving Route "to" TH/Parking "from" Hwy 288/FR486 intersection);
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