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Avocado 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 Round Trip 5.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,251 feet
Elevation Gain 800 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.5
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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21  2014-07-12 desert_boonie
33  2014-07-12 outdoor_lover
14  2013-05-26 azflyguy
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,959
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   May, Jun, Aug, Sep
Sun  7:04am - 6:16pm
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Avocado Canyon is a 5.5 mile round trip canyon trip with 800 feet elevation gain. Located 46 miles south-southeast of Flagstaff Arizona. May and June 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.

Short and scenic canyon with 3-5 rappels max 130'. Drops in on the north rim of West Clear Creek. Exit 3 miles up creek on the Tramway trail.

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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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To canyon trip
    Access: From Happy Jack Ranger Station, follow Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) south 7.5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 81. Go right (west) on FR 81 approximately 4 miles to the junction of FR 81 and FR 81E. Go left on FR 81E and go approximately 4 miles to FR 693. Take FR 693 and follow signs to the trailhead. High clearance vehicles are required and the road may not be passable during wet weather. From Clints Well (junction of State Route 87 and the FH-3) drive north on FH-3 approximately 7 miles to FR 81. Turn left (west) and proceed as above.
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