Cline Creek Ruins, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 8.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,711 feet
Elevation Gain 643 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,129 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 14.15
Interest Ruins, Historic & Peak
Backpack No
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13  2022-04-07 jillyonanadventu
28  2021-02-06
Cline Creek Ruins Loop
26  2020-03-22 Pickles
6  2018-04-20 kenjacobsen
30  2017-01-06
Cline Creek Trek
4  2016-05-28 jlane
21  2016-02-22
Cline Creek Meander
23  2016-02-20 Oregon_Hiker
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Author cabel
author avatar Guides 4
Routes 0
Photos 2,750
Trips 400 map ( 2,137 miles )
Age 57 Male Gender
Location Cave Creek, AZ
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Preferred Mar, Feb, Nov, Jan
Seasons   Spring to Early Summer
Sun  5:37am - 7:32pm
Official Route
4 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimeteracres
🔥 2005 Cave Creek Complex169.4 mi*
Nearby Area Water
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Flora Nearby
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Boring hike bang finish
by cabel

This hike will fool you. Park and go through the gate and enter a cholla forest. You turn right and follow a very boring jeep road. If you see anyone on this hike it will be people on ATVs or people out shooting. It is easy to see that this area is used a lot when dove season is in.

The butte you want is the pointy one ahead on your left. Just keep going knowing that in about four miles you have a surprise waiting for you. Keeping the small pointy butte on your left you will circle it and see the jeep road finish with a very steep incline to the summit of a lesser hill on the east side of the butte. From this point, you will be looking at the north side of the butte and be able to see ruins at the top and down the north side spine. There is a small trail that will take you up about 500 feet for the last 0.5 miles. You will start to see walls everywhere. Research on this site said that the top is defensive and that the site had about 70 pueblos. I went down the south side which is very steep and not recommended but there was a ton of pottery all along the way down. Some of the pieces were very large. The views from the top are worth the trip. Looking to the east is beautiful open land and New River Mesa.

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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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2012-12-25 cabel
    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
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    I-17 North to exit 232 which is New River. Turn right off the interstate and then left at the stop. Go about .2 mile and turn right on to New River road. Stay on New River road for 5.5 miles to Circle Mountain Road, turn left. Follow Circle Mountain road for about a mile and turn left on 12th street. Follow 12th street to the end, there is a gate and a small parking area on the right. Go through the gate, turn right and start hiking.
    page created by cabel on Dec 25 2012 4:02 pm
    90+° 8am - 6pm kills

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