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Vortex Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,992 feet
Elevation Gain 168 feet
Accumulated Gain 322 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.59
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8  2012-02-13 AZLOT69
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,844
Routes 17,105
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 25 Male Gender
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Preferred Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:27am - 5:50pm
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Overview: Nice loop trail open to hiking, mountain bikes or horses offering nice high views among mature desert plants.

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2012-02-13

    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 $$
    AZ State Recreational Land Permits
    For hiking, driving & sightseeing purposes, you seek the recreational permit.
    Under "Recreational Land Use" in the link above.
    2020 - $15.00 individual
    2020 - $20.00 family limited to two adults and children under the age of 18
    Plus $1 processing fee
    The permitting process quick, you will be emailed your permit instantly.

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    To hike
    Kings Ranch Road, 2 miles north of Highway 60. Parking is near the driveway for the long gone Apacheland movie set. Follow the dirt road back to a gate at the state land boundary. Follow Cougar Trail to Old Horse Trail. Take Old Horse Trail 2/3 mile to posted trailhead.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Feb 13 2012 6:55 pm
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