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Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 6.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,039 feet
Elevation Gain 775 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,199 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 6.5-7.5hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 17.3
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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5  2013-03-22
Perennial Clay Spring Area
37  2013-03-21 Oregon_Hiker
40  2013-03-21 Grasshopper
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,862
Routes 16,292
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
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Sun  5:13am - 7:36pm
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This lollipop loop hike starts at the corrals near Clay Spring at the end of FR346 and follows an ATV track and cow trails northeast to Yankee Joe Canyon. It then proceeds down the bottom of YJ Canyon to the Salt River. The return hike goes up the west side of YJ Canyon and then follows a steep ridgeline south to its peak where the White Ledges cross the ridge. At that point, it drops down to a saddle where it rejoins the in-bound route and retraces the route back to the trailhead.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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
    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From the Phoenix Area- Hwy 60 east to Globe, AZ. On the east side of GLobe at the intersection with Hwy 60/Hwy 70, turn north on Hwy 60 and continue for 16.3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 60/FR303-Haystack Butte Road. Turn left onto FR303 and continue to the intersection of FR303/FR645. Turn left onto FR645 and continue (passing through closed ranching gate #1) to the intersection of FR645/FR346. Turn left onto 4WD only FR346 and continue (passing through closed ranching gate #2) for a total of 3.6 miles to the FR346 end at "Camp Grasshopper". Please Note: the last two miles of sometimes narrow with exposure FR346 drops -1150 feet, thus 4WD vehicles are required in-order to EXIT UP & OUT OF FR346 lower road end.
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