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Margies Peak - Skull 2493, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Phoenix SW
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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance Loop 3.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,112 feet
Elevation Gain 1,378 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,450 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.55
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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5  2018-10-02 chumley
3  2016-10-27 mt98dew
58  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
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18  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
Grimey
21  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
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14  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
Oregon_Hiker
10  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
Barrett
19  2015-01-01
4th Annual New Year's Day Peak Celebration
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Phoenix - Lower Sonoran BLM
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Nov
Sun  7:32am - 5:53pm
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Perfect Ridge - Spring Mountain Loop
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Gatlin Site - Gila Bend
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Estrella BM 2766
Estrella BM 2766
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Overview
Margies Peak - Skull 2493 is a 3.3 mile round trip loop hike with 1,450 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 16 miles north-northeast of Gila Bend Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. December 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.

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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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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From Phoenix, take I-10 West and exit onto State Highway 85. Proceed on State Highway 85 past the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area and the State Prison to MP 134 at Woods Road. Turn Left (East) on Woods Road which will turn into a Dirt Road right away. After Crossing the Cattle Guard, take an immediate Left, even though it appears that there is no Road there. It's there, and it basically does a U-Turn and follows the other side of the Fenceline back to the West, before turning North. At 3.4 Miles from the Cattle Guard, you will start to cross a Large Wash. The Sand is hard packed here and you can park in the Wash. If you are not comfortable with that, proceed another 0.8 Miles to the Turnoff for the Margies Cove Trail TH and Park there. The Road has some Sandy Spots, but the Sand is not Deep. A Low Clearance Car may have some Trouble in a few Washed out areas, especially at the Wash Crossings, but an SUV or Truck is fine.
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