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Bulldog Canyon via FR3554, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,031 feet
Elevation Gain -417 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,534 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 17.67
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Bulldog Canyon via FR3554 is a 10 mile round trip hike with 1,534 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 9 miles northeast of Mesa Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. January and December are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Out and back hike into Bulldog Canyon on Tonto Forrest Road 3554 from Usery Pass Road. FR3554 ends at FR10 so you could extend this hike North or South from the end of this route. The trail is very sandy but not hard going. I was trail running and found the footing to be acceptable, soft in some place. It's mostly a 4x4 or OHV road but there were more horses than motorized vehicles on the trail.

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    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 Metro area take US60 to Ellsworth road. North on Ellsworth Road about 8 miles. There is a large parking lot on the East side of the road (which turns to Usery Pass Road North of McKellips). The trail head is approximately 3/4 miles north of the entrance to Usery Mountain Park.

    There is a gate to restrict motorized travel on the road but there is a hikg-in gate. If you want to drive this road you can get a free permit at the Mesa Ranger Station. The permit provides you with the combination to the lock.
    page created by gymx on Nov 17 2012 11:21 am
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