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Bat Barn Loop - Cluff Ranch, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,151 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2
Interest Ruins, Historic & Seasonal Creek
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Lower Ash Creek Canyon
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Ash Creek Canyon
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Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area
15  2012-05-29 SkyIslander18
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Preferred   Nov, Feb, Mar, Jan
Sun  7:22am - 5:38pm
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Bat Barn Loop - Cluff Ranch is a 1.5 mile round trip hike with 100 feet elevation gain. Located 8 miles west of Safford Arizona. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. November and February are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: Trail starts by crossing lower Ash Creek and loops around & through the old ranch farming fields and on to the Ranch/Game & Fish buildings then up to the Bat Barn. Taking the ranch service road back to the info center completes the loop. Bats roost in the barn March through October and there are benches & info signs set up to view the hundreds of bats that emerge from the barn at dusk.

    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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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Safford, travel west on US 70 to Pima. Turn left on Main St. and follow for 2 miles to Cluff Ranch Rd. Turn left and take Cluff Ranch Rd for 4.3 miles. Take the right fork down for .20 miles and park at the Game & Fish info center.
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