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Trans Goldfield, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Mesa NE
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 14.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,430 feet
Elevation Gain 2,015 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,300 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 22.16
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
25  2017-03-04 hikingaz2
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov
Sun  7:31am - 5:41pm
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Nearby Area Water
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
Sunrise Arch - Goldfield Mtns
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810 ft
Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Cyn
Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Cyn
0.0 mi away
8.0 mi
1,150 ft
Goldfield Ovens Loop
Goldfield Ovens Loop
0.5 mi away
7.8 mi
775 ft
Backyard Canyon
1.8 mi away
3.1 mi
1,121 ft
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain Quad
1.9 mi away
1.8 mi
995 ft
Rhyodacite Canyon
Rhyodacite Canyon
2.1 mi away
1.6 mi
660 ft
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
Salt River - Saguaro Lake to Granite Reef
2.2 mi away
12.0 mi
-84 ft
Sky Island - Goldfield
Sky Island - Goldfield
2.3 mi away
5.3 mi
1,244 ft
Pony Express Canyon
Pony Express Canyon
2.7 mi away
1.9 mi
950 ft
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
Stewart Mountain Dam Petroglyphs
2.7 mi away
3.0 mi
460 ft
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Likely In-Season!
This hike with traverse the Goldfield Mountain Range from West to East, from the Bush Highway to the Apache Trail.

Warning: Do not underestimate this hike. This is a physically difficult route when done in only 1 day. There is no cell phone coverage in this area. The odds are great that you will not see another person the entire time. Hikers should familiarize themselves with the the trip logs suggested, be equipped with maps, GPS, and survival gear before attempting. It can be set up as a shuttle or key exchange.

There is some trail at the beginning and end of this hike but the middle 10 miles can be a brutal bushwhack involving scrambling and bouldering. The individual hikes complete with a GPS routes are simply that, a route not a trail. The canyons and washes are subject to change due to floods, growth, and rocks moving. Pick the best way through.

The route as given can be done in either direction but is described here from west to east.

Goldfield Hi Country via Gateway Cyn 2.75 miles
Rhyodacite Canyon 1.6 miles
Crown Butte Arroyo 3.7 miles
Packsaddle Trail 1.0 miles
Rough-N-Ready Canyon 1.5 miles
Quartz Crystal Arroyo 1.0 miles
Golden Eye Mine Trail .5 miles
Javalina Mine Trail 2.0 miles


    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 09 2014 6:52 pm
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