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Ike's Backbone to Fossil Creek, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,038 feet
Elevation Gain -1,379 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,379 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.2
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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1  2011-08-09 Grasshopper
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Sun  7:33am - 5:41pm
1 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Verde Hot Springs
Verde Hot Springs
1.6 mi away
3.2 mi
300 ft
Deadman Mesa Trail #17
Deadman Mesa Trail #17
2.8 mi away
5.6 mi
665 ft
Fossil Creek - Mazatzal Wilderness Area
Fossil Creek - Mazatzal Wilderness Area
3.5 mi away
12.0 mi
820 ft
Squaw Butte 4330 - Verde River
Squaw Butte 4330 - Verde River
4.2 mi away
2.0 mi
1,491 ft
Long Peak - Mazatzal/Verde
Long Peak - Mazatzal/Verde
5.7 mi away
1.0 mi
450 ft
Flume Trail
Flume Trail
6.3 mi away
8.1 mi
1,180 ft
Waterfall Trail - Fossil Creek
Waterfall Trail - Fossil Creek
6.3 mi away
2.2 mi
210 ft
Cane Springs Mountain
6.4 mi away
Verde River #11 - Twin Buttes to River
Verde River #11 - Twin Buttes to River
6.4 mi away
21.6 mi
3,373 ft
Willow Springs #12
6.4 mi away
1.6 mi
12 ft
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Overview: An intermediate and completely off-trail hike to access a remote and scenic, fishing and swimming section of Fossil Creek between Deadman Mesa Tr#17 intersection with Fossil Creek and Hardscrabble Creek/Canyon intersection with Fossil Creek;

Please note the attached GPS Route dated 8/9/11 (drawn not field data) attached to this hike description for reference and download with two hiking track options and ref waypoints: Track 1 = 2.6mls one way with -1379 elevation and AEG of +1379; Track 2 = 1.3mls one way with -1306 elevation and AEG of +1306;


    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
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From Strawberry, AZ: Take Fossil Crk Road (FR708) to FR502 to FR502C end at "Ike's Backbone/Tank" (Park-TH Start); Note: FR502C is most probably a non-maintained secondary road requiring 4WD and high clearance;
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