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Dinosaur Mountain, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions SW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 1,845 feet
Elevation Gain 255 feet
Accumulated Gain 344 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.15
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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4  2012-03-04 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:28am - 5:47pm
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Likely In-Season!
Dinosaur Mountain is a 1 mile one way hike with 344 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 17 miles east-southeast of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January 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: There several short, interesting, well groomed trails originating from this trailhead. All are very short and in addition there is access to a variety of bushwhacks, peak bagging and rock climbing access from this trailhead. The well marked trails include, Sunset Loop, Risky Business Loop, and Deer Point. This is definitely an urban hike but great for an in town hike with fantastic panoramic sunset views of the Valley of the Sun and surrounding points of interest.


    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.

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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Groomed trails begin and end at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. 6100 S. Kings Ranch Road Gold Canyon, Az. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot by the helicopter pad. I suggest you park in the outer parking lots and walk up to the trailhead.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Mar 04 2012 4:33 pm
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