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Wood Canyon from FR230 (Arnett Rd), AZ

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Distance One Way 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,723 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.25 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 2.17
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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White Canyon via Wood Canyon
1  2012-12-20 bmbeard
Author bmbeard
author avatar Guides 4
Routes 0
Photos 12
Trips 3 map ( 14 miles )
Age 35 Male Gender
Location Superior, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  5:15am - 7:36pm
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amazing country
by bmbeard

The main road into Wood Canyon heads south through some amazing country on a OK back country road. About 1/2 mile south into Wood Canyon, the road goes through a creek bed and through a cattle gate (close gate). Some dacite vitrophyre layer can be observed in the creek bed left of the road/trail before the gate (black silicious igneous layer). Use the topo map to guide yourself past the gate. You can get into the White Canyon Wilderness area, and this area is a mix of USFS and BLM land.

Past the gate, the canyon walls narrow and there the main creek goes left and the road goes right. The road to the right goes to a spring and some prospect pits (perlite?). The trail to the left is cattle trail that can lead to Crucifix tank, Black Hills tank, Whitewate spring, or Wood Canyon wilderness if you have the will and orienteering skills to do so. The trail to the right dead ends towards the prominent butte, but an advance rough backcountry hike up the drainage to the west can lead you to Telegraph Canyon for a loop route.

The geology in Wood Canyon shows the Picket Post volcanic series of rhyotlic basalts, flows, and tuffs (perlite flow too).

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2012-11-17 bmbeard

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take FR230 from Superior (Country Club road, or Arnett Road, see Superior quadrangle) to intersection. The road to Wood Canyon is not marked with the intersection with FR230. Using the Superior quadramgle topo, the turnoff to Wood Canyon is a road heading south between where a wash (low elevation crosses FR230 on the west and the power lines cross FR230 on the east (use Lat/Long for exact). Either park at the intersection, or us 4x4 to drive down road. Stay on main road with smaller off roads. Cross cattle guard, take left at fork (right leads to Arnett Creek). Road takes you past the E Tu ranch and into Wood Canyon.
    page created by bmbeard on Nov 17 2012 9:07 pm
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