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Ghost of the Coyote Trail #641, AZ

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Distance Lasso-Loop 12.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,300 feet
Elevation Gain 289 feet
Accumulated Gain 880 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16.8
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2  2013-09-02 TrekSafari
Author TrekSafari
author avatar Guides 7
Routes 24
Photos 16
Trips 14 map ( 58 miles )
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Location SunCity,AZ
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Preferred   Oct, Apr, May, Mar
Sun  6:51am - 6:16pm
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by TrekSafari

Likely In-Season!
The entire trail is a loop about 13 miles long. I have hiked it as two smaller loops.

East Loop gps route
I follow the Blue markers to Bluegrass Tank. The Blue continued westward near the tank. But where was I? It was time to head towards the east and home. I suggest walking the loop clockwise.

This path follows portions of old logging roads through pinyon & juniper woodlands. In the summer it can be hot and dry.
The trail is a 5.4-mile loop with the elevation varying from 6,240’ to 6,450’.

West Loop
A sign along the road declares the there had been a forest fire here in the summer of 2002. There was little evidence of any Ghost of the Coyote Trail. I found an off the road parking space near an old corral.

This path follows portions of old logging roads through pinyon & juniper woodlands. This region of the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest was badly burnt in 2002 and it had not recovered as of 2012. In the summer this region can be hot and dry. This is a 3.3-mile loop with the elevation varying from 6,300’ to 6,390’.

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2013-09-10 TrekSafari
    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
    Ghost of the Coyote East day-hike
    From Slow Low drive west on AZ-260 to Burton Road, turn North to the eastern trailhead of the Ghost of the Coyote Trail.

    Ghost of the Coyote West day-hike
    From Slow Low drive west on AZ-260 to Pinedale Road, turn north...
    page created by TrekSafari on Sep 10 2013 4:14 pm
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