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Sycamore Trail #278, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 5.78 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,717 feet
Elevation Gain 1,468 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,059 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.64
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Tortilla Trail #254
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  7:23am - 5:43pm
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West Divide Loop - Galiuro Mountains
West Divide Loop - Galiuro Mountains
0.0 mi away
25.0 mi
6,000 ft
Powers Garden Trail #96
Powers Garden Trail #96
0.6 mi away
8.1 mi
963 ft
Pipestem Trail #271
1.1 mi away
4.3 mi
1,433 ft
Juniper Spring Trail #271A
2.3 mi away
1.1 mi
671 ft
Field Canyon Trail #294
3.1 mi away
2.2 mi
1,637 ft
South Field Canyon Trail #294A
3.3 mi away
2.2 mi
1,183 ft
Tortilla Trail #254
Tortilla Trail #254
3.7 mi away
6.4 mi
1,560 ft
Deer Creek Cabin - Galiuros
4.1 mi away
1.3 mi
426 ft
Powers Garden
Powers Garden
4.1 mi away
18.0 mi
2,300 ft
Kennedy Peak Trail #287A
4.4 mi away
1.1 mi
371 ft
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This trail provides a pleasant but strenuous route into the inner reaches of the Galiuros, dipping in and out of sycamore and oak-shaded riparian areas.

Accessible via the East Divide Trail #287 or Powers Garden Trail #96. Views along the trail include picturesque vistas of the Galiuros' steep eastern face and views of rocky bluffs and rugged escarpments. The trail skirts its way along the side slopes of Sycamore Canyon.

Within the canyon, riparian vegetation shades the route and provides a productive habitat for a variety of wildlife species including a diverse population of songbirds. Bear, lion and white-tailed deer roam these haunts too; however, all but the deer are too shy to be encountered with any regularity. At various places along the trail the canopy opens sufficiently to add good views of the grassy canyon walls and distant peaks of the Galiuros to an already full menu.

At Rattlesnake Canyon, the Sycamore Trail intersects with the Powers Garden Trail #96 making possible a loop route back to the Deer Creek trailhead via Trail #96 and Tortilla Trail #254 or Corral Canyon Trail #291.

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To hike
From Safford drive south 17 miles on US 191 to AZ 266. Turn right (southwest) onto AZ 266 and drive 19 miles to Bonita. From Bonita continue north on the Aravaipa Road about 19 miles to the Deer Creek Ranch Road (FR 253). Turn left here and travel 8.4 miles to the trailhead for the East Divide Trail #287. Follow this trail about 1 mile to the Mud Spring turnoff. Take this trail 1 mile to Mud Spring and the beginning of the Sycamore Trail.
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