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Tatahatso Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northeast > Hotevilla
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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance Round Trip 14 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,685 feet
Elevation Gain 3,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 29
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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150  2012-04-14 Vaporman
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Preferred   Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr
Sun  7:02am - 5:20pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Eminence Break
0.0 mi away
2.0 mi
3,000 ft
Tatahoysa Canyon
0.1 mi away
4.0 mi
3,000 ft
Buckfarm Point
Buckfarm Point
3.0 mi away
Triple Alcoves Trail
Triple Alcoves Trail
5.3 mi away
1.0 mi
30 ft
Shinumo Wash
Shinumo Wash
6.7 mi away
-2,550 ft
South Canyon Route
South Canyon Route
7.2 mi away
13.0 mi
3,447 ft
Nankoweap Granaries
Nankoweap Granaries
7.6 mi away
1.0 mi
943 ft
Barbenceta Butte Summit
7.6 mi away
Nankoweap Saddle Overlook
Nankoweap Saddle Overlook
7.8 mi away
7.0 mi
1,850 ft
Saddle Mountain Trail - Kaibab
Saddle Mountain Trail - Kaibab
8.4 mi away
7.0 mi
1,200 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Overview
amAZing loop starting from the Eminence Break TH and following that geological fault NE towards Tatahatso Canyon and dropping into a cairned steep ravine down in the middle canyon. After much down climbing & boulder hopping, you'll eventually reach the challenging lower narrows with over a handful of awkward rappels up to 75ft. Once you reach the river, be prepared to spend the night and navigate down the river 7 miles back to the Eminence Break trail. I highly recommend doing the nearby Tatahosa Canyon that afternoon and hiking out that steep exposed trail the next shady morning. =)

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  • Grand Canyon Use Area Boundaries - Dynamic Map
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 $$
Special Use

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Navajo permit to drive to trailhead, overnight if leaving vehicle overnight.

No NPS entrance fee. NPS backpacking permit required to camp below the rim.

Navajo Nation Reservation
HAZ recommends reviewing Permits & Services to determine access. Better yet call them to verify if a permit is currently necessary for destination.


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High Clearance possible when dry

To canyon trip
From AZ89 in Cedar Ridge, turn west on 6110 and follow the maze of roads to the Eminence Break TH
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