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Merritt Draw Loop (Mid-Lower) - Mogollon Rim, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.11 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,419 feet
Elevation Gain -342 feet
Accumulated Gain 975 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2.0
Kokopelli Seeds 10.99
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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Barber Merritt
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17  2015-08-15
Maverick Cny - Merritt Draw Loop
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15  2014-06-12 Grasshopper
29  2013-06-14
Middle-Upr Merritt Draw Figure 8 LOOP
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19  2012-08-25
Merritt Draw Loop (Lower) - Mogollon Rim
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9  2012-08-12
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10  2012-07-15 Oregon_Hiker
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🔥 2019 Hart Fire5k
🔥 2016 Pinchot Fire3.9k
🔥 2009 Tucker Fire2.6k
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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: Take the Beeline Hwy 87 north all the way past Payson, Strawberry, and past the small community of Clints Well; Continue on Hwy 87 past the right turn for signed Blue Ridge Reservoir, continue on Hwy 87 past the signed right turn for Moqui / Blue Ridge Campgrounds, continue on Hwy 87 past the Blue Ridge Ranger Station to the next signed FR right turn onto FR95; Turn Right onto FR95 at way point N34 36.785 W111 11.209 and follow signs for FR95 South, then a major downhill on FR95 to FR95/FR96 intersection after crossing East Clear Creek Bridge; "Stay on" FR95 (a ~right turn SSW) and continue uphill until you reach signed FR139; Turn left onto FR139 (Note: set your odometer to "0") and continue south on FR139 for ~6.6mls to signed FR139C on your left side at waypoint N34 26.535 W111 11.900; Turn Left onto unmaintained, easy to follow gravel FR139C (Note: set your odometer to "0") and continue driving on FR139C for 2.10 miles to primitive campsite entrance/TH Start, a right turn at waypoint N34 27.546 W111 10.598; Please also note: Via either Hwy 260 east/FR300 from Payson "or" Hwy 87 north/FR300 (at Milepost 281.1 on Hwy 87), you can drive to the SW end of FR139 at its intersection with Rim Road FR300, then drive north up FR139 for ~2.0 miles to intersect FR139C and then make a right turn onto FR139C and follow the directions noted above;
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