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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203/FR2812, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 4,188 feet
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
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Cherry Creek Road FR 203
10  2014-03-16
Exploring Upper Cherry Creek
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Exploring Upper Cherry Creek - Sierra Ancha
4  2014-03-15 BEEBEE
1  2014-03-14 Oregon_Hiker
13  2014-03-13 Grasshopper
18  2013-11-13
Cherry Creek Road FR 203
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author avatar Guides 16,841
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Sun  5:36am - 7:24pm
Official Route
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 Turkey 20108.4 mi*
🔥 BOARD 20096.0 mi*
🔥 2016 Juniper Fire30.6k
🔥 View All over Official Route 🔥
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This remote, private, primitive, and ideally located "first come/first serve" vehicle camping location bordering a very rugged section of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness along FR203 north with a .50 mile hiking road access to explore up and down perennial Cherry Creek and with FR203 access to further Sierra Ancha exploration, offers an excellent base camp location at 4188 feet for numerous rugged "off trail" exploratory opportunities.

This campsite location also claims one of the very best Sierra Ancha Wilderness sunrise canyon views one will ever witness..Trust me on this one!

With all these advantages noted above including a thick, shaded grove of mature oak and cedar trees, it should also be stated that this campsite area has a significant amount of un-level ground, so tent camping is at a premium in this campsite area with vehicle camping (ie, camping in the leveled-up vehicle) the better solution for multiple vehicle camping.

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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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Map Drive
Strictly 4x4

To car camp trip
From the Phoenix area- Take Hwy 60E to Globe (at MP247) turn north on HWY 188 towards Roosevelt Lake and drive 14.7 miles (at MP229.4) turn right onto HWY 288 The Young Highway. Drive XX.X miles north on Hwy 288 to the intersection of Hwy 288 at Board Tree Saddle(signed) and FR203 Cherry Creek Road North End. Turn Right (NE) onto FR203 and continue driving 6.7 miles mostly downhill the FR203 slow, rough, 4WD, High Clearance (with LT Rated Tires) distance to the Left Turn (East) intersection with unsigned FR2812. Just past the cattle guard, turn Left (East) onto unsigned FR2812 and continue for ~.10 mile to Parking/Campsite area at 4188 feet elevation (at 33.921995 -110.912372).. Also, see posted "official" GPS Driving Route (from Hwy288 / FR203 North End) for review and download.
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