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Rhyodacite Canyon, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
4 of 5 by 3
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,591 feet
Elevation Gain 498 feet
Accumulated Gain 660 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.8
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
varies or not certain dogs are allowed
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Collective Slideshow
13  2019-01-09
Rhyodacite Canyon and Peak 2578
25  2017-03-04
Trans Goldfield
34  2017-02-05 CannondaleKid
46  2017-01-28 CannondaleKid
12  2016-02-04 gmaclachlan
21  2015-02-22
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
41  2014-02-02 CannondaleKid
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Mar
Sun  7:29am - 5:45pm
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Official Route
3 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Sky Island - Goldfield
Sky Island - Goldfield
0.7 mi away
5.3 mi
1,244 ft
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
0.8 mi away
12.0 mi
-84 ft
Pony Express Canyon
Pony Express Canyon
0.9 mi away
1.9 mi
950 ft
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
1.3 mi away
1.8 mi
995 ft
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
1.5 mi away
3.0 mi
460 ft
Goldfield Ovens Loop
Goldfield Ovens Loop
1.8 mi away
7.8 mi
775 ft
Backyard Canyon
1.9 mi away
3.1 mi
1,121 ft
Trans Goldfield
2.1 mi away
14.5 mi
2,300 ft
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
2.1 mi away
7.4 mi
810 ft
Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Cyn
Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Cyn
2.1 mi away
8.0 mi
1,150 ft
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Likely In-Season!
Rhyodacite Canyon is a 1.6 mile one way hike with 660 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 14 miles northeast of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and January 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.

Familiarize yourself with Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Canyon, AZ.

The turnoff for this trail is approximately 2.75 miles into the Gateway Canyon hike. You will see the canyon open up for you on the right at this point bushwhack your way down into the wash and follow it to your hearts content. You can return the way you came or connect to one of many other routes.

Check out the Official Route.

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take Bush highway east from Thomas or Usery to trail head just west of Blue Point Bridge or take Bush highway from Saguaro lake West to just accross the Bridge. Multi car parking in small lot just off the highway
    page created by AZLOT69 on Feb 04 2014 5:47 pm
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