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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Gila Monster, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,113 feet
Elevation Gain 111 feet
Accumulated Gain 312 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.14
Interest Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:54am - 5:25pm
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Gila Monster is a 2.1 mile one way hike with 312 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 19 miles east of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: A challenging part of the Apacheland/Heiroglyphic trail system. This singletrack was designed by and for mountain bikers but is also friendly to horses and hikers.

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    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 Land Recreational Permits are available for an individual ($15.00), or a family limited to two adults and children under the age of 18 ($20.00).




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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. Take the Cougar Trail to the Vortex Trail to Gila Monster. Heiroglyphic Trailhead is an option, see GPS under Cougar Trail.
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