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Walnut Canyon via Battle Axe Rd, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 21.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,001 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking
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The Rincon Battle Axe Butte Loop
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11  2012-12-20
Artisan Well- Martinez - Coke Oven -Loop
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25  2012-11-10 CannondaleKid
1  2012-04-17 Sredfield
15  2011-12-07 CannondaleKid
20  2011-11-11
Coke Ovens via Battle Axe
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Preferred   Nov, Apr, Mar, Oct
Sun  6:54am - 5:23pm
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Walnut Canyon via Battle Axe Rd is a 21.1 mile round trip 4x4 trip with 3,620 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 44 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. November and April are the best months to enjoy this trip. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: The first and last 5 miles are on the relatively easy but sometimes rough Battle Axe Road. The actual 10 mile Walnut Canyon loop is VERY rough, rocky with plenty of washouts. due to some steep sections with tenuous traction I would only recommend a short-wheelbase high-clearance 4x4 vehicle with a rear locker. The beginning and end of the Walnut Canyon loop is at: 33.15028 -111.09315

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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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    Take US 60 to the east end Superior, turn right (south) on AZ 177 and follow it to a point .9 mile PAST mile marker 159. Turn right (west) onto the dirt Battle Axe Road.

    Once on Battle Axe Road be sure to turn right immediately after the cow pens and continue for a total of 5.4 miles from SR 177. When you reach the coordinates 33 09.031 -111 05.592 where you will turn left onto unmarked Walnut Canyon Road.
    page created by CannondaleKid on Nov 10 2011 10:45 am
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