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Turks Backyard - The Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions SW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 2,166 feet
Elevation Gain 415 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.38
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Waterfall
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:29am - 5:44pm
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Likely In-Season!
Turks Backyard - The Canyon is a 1 mile one way hike with 415 feet elevation gain. Located 19 miles east of Mesa Arizona. February and January are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Overview: This hike starts on Arizona State Land, enters the Superstition Wildrerness, and checks out the secluded, unnamed canyon north of Turks Head at the base of mountain 5057. It is a bushwhack requiring route finding skills, some scrambling.

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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 $$
    AZ State Land Recreational Permits are available for an individual ($15.00), or a family limited to two adults and children under the age of 18 ($20.00).

    Land Parcel Map

    Map Drive
    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    Rt 60 To Community of Gold Canyon East of Apache Juction, turn north on Kings Ranch Road to Baseline turn east to Mohican turn north to Valleyview turn left road curves and turns into Whitetail, when you come to the end turn right on Cloudview east to trailhead parking lot. Take foot trail to the east as it meanders up the hill you will see signage to turn east for the Lost Goldmine Trail. Take the Lost Goldmine Trail 4 miles to an old jeep road on the west side of Turks Head. Go north on the jeep road to end then continue in wash on your right to Y in wash. At this Y go up the land mass straight ahead and head for the base of 5057.
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