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Waterslides 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 One Way 3.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,845 feet
Elevation Gain -1,965 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.98
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
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Preferred   Feb, Feb, Mar, Apr
Sun  6:52am - 5:23pm
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Sue Uranium Mines & More
Sue Uranium Mines & More
0.0 mi away
2.1 mi
350 ft
Nordhoff-Hope Cliff Dwelling/SiteV:1:170
Nordhoff-Hope Cliff Dwelling/SiteV:1:170
0.3 mi away
0.5 mi
425 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203A
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203A
0.8 mi away
5.5 mi
Upper Deep Creek
Upper Deep Creek
1.0 mi away
4.9 mi
1,050 ft
Deep Creek Trail #128
1.0 mi away
4.7 mi
1,150 ft
Moody Point Ruins via Deep Creek TR#128
Moody Point Ruins via Deep Creek TR#128
1.0 mi away
12.8 mi
3,927 ft
Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368
Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368
1.8 mi away
0.0 mi
10 ft
Coon Spring Trail #124
Coon Spring Trail #124
2.7 mi away
4.4 mi
1,357 ft
Oak Creek Canyon - Sierra Ancha
Oak Creek Canyon - Sierra Ancha
2.7 mi away
Coon Creek TR#254 (Sierra Ancha)
Coon Creek TR#254 (Sierra Ancha)
2.8 mi away
10.0 mi
1,929 ft
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Waterslides Canyon is a 3.7 mile one way canyon trip with a 1965 ft drop in elevation. Located 55 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. February and February are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Overview: Waterslides Canyon located in the Sierra Ancha's is known for its natural water slides and large pools of water. This canyon with 6 or 7 rappels is best done during the snow melt in the spring when the flow allows for maximum sliding on the natural slides.

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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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    Directions
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    To canyon trip
    From AZ Hwy 288, take Cherry Creek Road approximately 15.7 miles and park a vehicle at the exit of the canyon along Cherry Creek. The entry to the canyon is along NF-203A approximately 14.8 miles from the intersection of AZ Hwy 288 and Cherry Creek Road.
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