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Merritt Draw Lower Loop - Mogollon Rim, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Payson > Clints Well
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 5.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,432 feet
Elevation Gain -465 feet
Accumulated Gain 754 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 9.57
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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18  2016-07-23
Lower Merritt Loop - FR 139C
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8  2015-09-02 The_N
25  2014-06-13 Grasshopper
11  2012-08-25 Oregon_Hiker
19  2012-08-25 Grasshopper
9  2012-08-12
BarbershopCynMerritDrawLoop
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,880
Routes 15,964
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Sun  6:33am - 6:34pm
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Overview: This moderate, pleasant, and partially off-trail loop hike enters scenic and riparian Merritt Draw with seasonal water flow, pooling, a perennial spring- Drift Fence Spring, and travels down the draw to its lower end at the intersection with Barbershop Canyon and U-Bar Trail #28. From here, following some well and not so well defined animal routes, the off trail route continues with ~350ft of elevation gain to connect with the lower end of scenic for hiking, biking, and driving FR139C for a ~2.2 miles hike back to TH Start to complete this loop. It is recommended to download and follow the "official" GPS Route..with key waypoints noted.. posted to this hike description.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    From the Phoenix area- Drive Hwy 87 north through Payson, Pine, and Strawberry.. approx 10.5 miles north of Strawberry on Hwy 87 at MP281.1, turn right at signed FR300 (the Rim Road). From this intersection, download and follow the above posted driving GPS route for a "total" of 20.7 miles ending at the Park-TH Start up FR139C.
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