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Horseshoe Bend - SRC Wilderness, AZ

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Distance One Way 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,535 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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10  2018-05-13
Horseshoe Bend ruins (SRW)
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1  2017-11-18 ssk44
13  2017-11-04
Horseshoe Bend ruins (SRW)
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25  2016-11-05
Rockinstraw Mountain
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15  2016-04-23
Redmont Peak/Wash - Saltriver
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32  2016-02-27 topohiker
1  2015-04-25 ssk44
32  2013-12-16
Jump Mountain 4878 - SRC Wilderness
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Sun  7:16am - 5:15pm
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Rockinstraw Mountain
Rockinstraw Mountain
1.3 mi away
2.0 mi
2,140 ft
Redmond Flat
Redmond Flat
2.4 mi away
6.8 mi
1,573 ft
Shute Springs Ridgeline
Shute Springs Ridgeline
3.9 mi away
3.8 mi
515 ft
Jump Mountain 4878 - SRC Wilderness
Jump Mountain 4878 - SRC Wilderness
4.3 mi away
6.2 mi
1,750 ft
Coon Creek - Lower Ruins
Coon Creek - Lower Ruins
4.5 mi away
3.5 mi
610 ft
Coon Creek - Lower Canyon Trail
Coon Creek - Lower Canyon Trail
4.6 mi away
4.1 mi
-424 ft
Coon Creek Ruins
Coon Creek Ruins
4.8 mi away
3.8 mi
579 ft
Blackjack Wash to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
Blackjack Wash to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
4.9 mi away
1.3 mi
536 ft
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
4.9 mi away
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
4.9 mi away
6.3 mi
2,199 ft
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Overview
Horseshoe Bend - SRC Wilderness is located 56 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


Beautiful segment of the Salt River, within the Salt River Canyon Wilderness. Terrain is classic sonoran desert and the location sits in the shadow of nearby Rockinstraw Mountain to the southwest. Activities consist of hiking, backpacking, swimming and fishing. All river hiking is easy to moderate and all off-trail. Recommended route options are both upstream and downstream with multiple swimming/fishing holes. The trailhead parking area is located above the river at a large permanent locked gate put in place by the Tonto National Forest. Vehicle river access is not available.

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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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 hike
Access is off Highway 188 via Wheatfields Road (See GPS driving route)... Highway 188 - Wheatfields Road - Hicks Road - FR219 (Horseshoe Bend Road)

From Mesa Arizona take Highway US 60 to Miami. Turn left at Highway 188 to Roosevelt Lake. Travel 4.5 miles north. The first 4.5 miles of highway 188 have two northbound lanes and two southbound lanes. Stay in the right lane while traveling north. The right lane ends at Wheatfields Road, which is where you will be exiting. Travel northwest on Wheatfields Road while paralleling highway 188 for 1.7 miles through a residential area. At 1.7 miles there is an abandoned slump-block building. Turn right at the slump-block building onto Hicks Road, which will soon go over a bridge crossing Pinal Creek. Pinal Creek is a wide sand wash. Once across the bridge, travel northwest on Hicks Road paralleling Pinal Creek for 2.3 miles to FR219. Just before reaching FR219 you will drive past a large well kept horse ranch on your left. At the beginning of FR219 there is a gate with a "Private Land Access Sign-In Book". FR219 is in a large sand wash. You will be driving through private land for about one mile. The private land ends at a cattle guard in the sand wash. Drive northeast along FR219 (Horseshoe Bend Road) from the gate for approximately 11.0 miles to the designated TH parking area (see maps).
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