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Noon Creek Canyon Loop, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Loop 1.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,223 feet
Elevation Gain 481 feet
Accumulated Gain 489 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.2
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Author SkyIslander18
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Location Small Town USA
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Sun  6:55am - 6:11pm
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Noon Creek Loop
Noon Creek Loop
0.1 mi away
2.4 mi
532 ft
Noon Creek Picnic Area
0.1 mi away
Round the Mountain Campground
0.2 mi away
Round the Mountain Trail #302
Round the Mountain Trail #302
0.3 mi away
15.0 mi
6,858 ft
Ladybug Trail #329
Ladybug Trail #329
0.4 mi away
6.0 mi
3,925 ft
Adams Flat
Adams Flat
0.4 mi away
1.2 mi
240 ft
Helldive Spring
0.6 mi away
0.5 mi
100 ft
Noon Creek Trail #302A
0.7 mi away
0.7 mi
485 ft
Noon Creek Ridge Trail #318
Noon Creek Ridge Trail #318
1.0 mi away
2.6 mi
1,911 ft
Noon Creek Cutoff Trail
1.3 mi away
1.6 mi
316 ft
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Easy non-technical scramble down the canyon along a perennial creek under normal water flow conditions.

Hike begins at the Noon Creek picnic grounds and heads up west on the Noon Creek trail for approx 0.75 miles until it reaches the Round the Mountain signed junction. Head left (south) on the RTM trail for a short distance down to the creek where you then drop into the canyon and take it down along the creek for approx 0.75 miles until it reaches the Swift Trail (Hwy 366). A short walk down the Swift Trail takes you back to the Noon Creek picnic grounds to complete a loop.

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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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    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To canyon trip
    From Safford, head south on U.S. highway 191. Turn west onto state highway 366 (Swift Trail). Follow highway 366 for approximately 7 miles and turn right into the Noon Creek picnic grounds. Park at the end of the road, trail starts from behind the picnic table heading west.
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