Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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.
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.