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Chuckwagon Trail, AZ

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Distance One Way 5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,633 feet
Elevation Gain -150 feet
Accumulated Gain 512 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.71
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Dead Long Chuck Mescal
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Mescal Mountain Loop with Chuckwagon
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Author paulshikleejr
author avatar Guides 20
Routes 77
Photos 542
Trips 407 map ( 1,509 miles )
Age 56 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Seasons   ALL
Sun  5:33am - 7:34pm
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Better than dust in your lungs!
by paulshikleejr

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Overview
Chuckwagon Trail is a newer (as of December 2012) trail that parallels FR152. It is a route to take to get to the trailheads for various Red Rocks/Secret Mountain Wilderness trailheads rather than using FR 152 and inhaling dust as the tour jeeps pass by.


History
This trail was likely sanctioned because of a need for an alternative to FR152 for hikers and bikers.

Hike
This trail can be formally accessed at four trailheads: proximate to the Dry Creek Road/FR152 trailhead, the Chuckwagon trailhead, the Long Canyon trailhead, and the Brins Mesa trailhead.

This trail has been promoted as a mountain biking trail and so is frequently used by mountain bikers.

Water Sources
There are a couple of creek beds that may run with water after a good rain.

Camping
Camping is not allowed along this trail, but camping areas can be accessed through the Secret Canyon trailhead further north of the Brins Mesa trailhead (1.2 miles via FR 152).

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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 $$
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Red Rock - Secret Mountain Wilderness
see map for camping restrictions


Directions
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High Clearance possible when dry

To Dry Creek Vista Trailhead
From 89A & Dry Creek Road on the West side of Sedona
1. Head north on Dry Creek Rd toward White Bear Rd 2.0 mi
2. Turn right to stay on Dry Creek Rd 0.2 mi
3. Turn left into the trailhead parking

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) - 2 hr 4 min (127 miles)
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) - 3 hr 37 min (232 miles)
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) - 56 min (33.8 miles)
page created by paulshikleejr on Dec 04 2012 11:28 am
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