Merritt Draw Upper Loop - Mogollon Rim is a 3.01 mile round trip hike with 311 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 58 miles south-southeast of Flagstaff Arizona. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: A mid to intermediate level route finding "off trail" hike to enter and hike within riparian and easy to navigate Merritt Draw at its upper end following the posted 9/29/11 default GPS track. Two perennial springs (Whispering Spring and another UN-named Spring) are along this very pleasant hiking route. Partially closed to vehicle traffic and easy to hike FR9735P is also part-of this loop hike.
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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.