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Immaculate Canyon, AZ

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance Shuttle 5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,772 feet
Elevation Gain -1,700 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.83
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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50  2012-09-16 Vaporman
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Preferred   May, Jun, Aug, Sep
Sun  6:11am - 6:31pm
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Overview: Park somewhere near Buckhead Point and drop into the canyon at 35.0011 -111.7889 . Expect to encounter about 10 rappels up to 180ft with some deep waders to brief swimmers. Once out of the narrows, follow the flowing creek down the main canyon towards the West Fork and take that downstream to the parking lot along 89A. Either spot a lower vehicle at Call of the Canyon or follow 89A south to the AB young trail and take that back up to Woody Mt road and walk the road a few miles back to Buckhead Point

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
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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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Immaculate Canyon
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We started out by climbing up the AB Young trail. Once on top, we followed the forestry roads to the drainage for Immaculate. The drop in was very easy to find although there are a lot of downed trees and brush in this drainage. That was no surprise though.

We encountered 10 rappels in the canyon with one drop having a tricky pull due to the crack in the wall. We were careful and it turned out not to be an issue. There wasn't much water in this canyon and wet suits were not required.

The exit in the canyon was required more bushwhacking that nearby canyons require. It was pretty thick with brush. Once we exited onto West Fork Oak Creek, we made a right turn and headed downstream to Call of the Canyon.

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To canyon trip
From Flagstaff, take the old Route 66 west to Woody Mt Road and take that south a good 25-30 miles until you reach FR778 and take it a couple miles towards Buckhead Point
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