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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.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
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.