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Spirit Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
4 of 5 by 2
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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,983 feet
Elevation Gain 1,517 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,519 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.06
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall, Perennial Creek & Peak
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1  2016-08-09 gummo
11  2015-06-06 DON_FU
11  2014-01-18 vanman
15  2013-11-25 vanman
22  2013-04-17
Spirit Canyon to Siphon Draw Loop
17  2013-01-18 jameslcox44
7  2012-01-13 AZLOT69
6  2012-01-12 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:30am - 5:43pm
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Hog Ridge - Siphon Draw Loop
Hog Ridge - Siphon Draw Loop
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15.2 mi
3,946 ft
Broadway Cave
Broadway Cave
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960 ft
Superstition Mountain 4175 Spur
Superstition Mountain 4175 Spur
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0.8 mi
1,000 ft
The Gatekeeper
The Gatekeeper
1.8 mi away
2.7 mi
733 ft
Superstition Peak 4861
Superstition Peak 4861
1.8 mi away
2.6 mi
2,790 ft
Prospectors Trail #57
Prospectors Trail #57
1.9 mi away
0.6 mi
362 ft
Hog Canyon
Hog Canyon
2.3 mi away
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1,130 ft
Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
Lost Dutchman State Park Campground
2.4 mi away
Flatiron Hike - Superstitions
Flatiron Hike - Superstitions
2.4 mi away
5.9 mi
2,900 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Spirit Canyon is a 2 mile one way hike with 1,519 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 15 miles east of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December 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: Although there is some semblance of a trail occasionally, one should approach this as an off trail bushwhack. It involves some scrambling and bouldering and gets into areas few others have been.

Check out the Official Route.

    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.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    State Route 88 to Superstition Blvd, 3.4 miles east to Sunset left 100 yds to Siesta right 1/4 mile to Prospectors left 100 yds to Greasewood right, then go 1/4 mile till pavement ends. Park where available. This is a residential area, respect the neighborhood. Park at Greasewood and Lebarge(sign knocked down), then start the hike by walking east on Greasewood(gravel) from here, a short block to Greasewood and Holmes. Trail continues east from here as a singletrack. Pass thru the wilderness gate in 1/4 mile.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Jan 14 2012 7:40 am
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