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Moonshine Park - Blue Range, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Alpine > Alpine S
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 10.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,642 feet
Elevation Gain -1,579 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,509 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 23.3
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14  2018-07-20 DarthStiller
13  2016-09-03
Grant Creek Trail #74 - Blue Range
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Grant Creek Trail #74 - Blue Range
7  2012-04-12 JuanJaimeiii
18  2012-04-04 JuanJaimeiii
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Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Sun  6:02am - 6:21pm
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Moonshine Park - Blue Range
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I made another pilgrimage to the Blue Range this holiday weekend, but with company for a change. I took Jackie and the pack down to the cabin site on Grant Creek for a day of fishing and checking Moonshine Park off the to do list. The fishing was great and Moonshine Park proved to be a worthy side trip.

We hiked in the recently cleared P-Bar Lake Trail to Foot Creek and then down Grant to the cabin site. After about 15 minutes at the site, Jackie said, "Blanco smells something," I said, "I know probably a squirrel." Then moments later a bear went shooting out of the creek bed up the steep slopes of the canyon. Jackie's main goal was to see a bear over the weekend and we checked that off the list after a mere 15 minutes at camp! Although, Jackie was a little confused about the cinnamon color, having only seen a couple black bears in PA and may have double checked google on the way home to make sure it was not a grizzly that we saw. The fishing was great and I may have caught one of the largest Apache Trout most will ever see, but did release in good health. Moonshine Park is in great shape and is a gem of a little spot out there, but the trail is in need of some work. Great over night temps a lazy start the next day, a detour to Paradise Park and trail on the way back. We did not see anyone on the trails the entire time.

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Map Drive
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To P-Bar Trailhead
From Alpine, AZ: Follow US 191 south for exactly 20 miles, the trailhead is on the left (east) side of the highway, and marked by a sign for Trail # 326.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 270 mi, 5 hours 43 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 247 mi, 4 hours 59 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 225 mi, 4 hours 15 mins
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