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Rock Creek Canyon - Mazatzals, AZ

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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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Distance Round Trip 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,812 feet
Elevation Gain 2,500 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 18.5
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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40  2013-03-16 azmike
7  2013-02-02 azflyguy
63  2012-01-22 Vaporman
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr
Sun  6:28am - 6:38pm
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Rock Creek Canyon - Mazatzals is a 6 mile round trip canyon trip with 2,500 feet elevation gain. Located 39 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. October and November are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Super sweet technical canyon with funky slanted geology thru two sets of narrows with 8-10 rappels up to 180ft. Hike up the Rock Creek trail to the 6200ft level and drop down the waterfall alongside the trail. Once done with the canyon, a quarter mile from the last rappel look for a route up the northern bank that contours at 4500ft until it hits the ridge and follow the ridge a half mile and take one of the northern side ridges to reconnect with the Rock Creek trail and the TH nearby,

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    Directions
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    To canyon trip
    From Rye, take FR 414 to FR 442 to the new Rock Creek TH
    page created by Vaporman on Feb 09 2012 12:30 am
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