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Scarlett Canyon, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Loop 2.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,481 feet
Elevation Gain -68 feet
Accumulated Gain 193 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5
Kokopelli Seeds 3.87
Interest Off-Trail Hiking
Backpack No
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3  2019-07-07 Nate_F
8  2017-03-01 Nate_F
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Routes 0
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Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
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Preferred   Jan, Dec, Jan, Dec → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:38am - 5:47pm
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This is a nice little hike in North Phoenix. Scarlett Canyon I believe is part of the Union Hills Mountains. It is an easy hike to follow as the mountain itself is rather small. It is about a 3-mile loop. There are no trail makers at all.


The entrance to the trailhead is on the east side of the mountain. The east side of the mountain was the most enjoyable for me. In the afternoon you will be in the shade with lots of big bushes as well as large boulders.

I always start heading north and go around the mountain. On the north side, you will run into an old mine that is fenced off. I believe this to be the Union Mine.

Once you reach the west side you will see houses along the trail. You will also see where the mountain was graded for gravel I think. This also means less plant life, but you can see another trail leading up to the top of the mountain. And on a clear day, the views are breathtaking.

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2014-12-24 Unregistered
    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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    From the 101 turn north and about a mile you will make a left turn on Rose Garden. Follow it to the dead-end there is a small parking lot at the trailhead.
    page created by _-_ on Dec 24 2014 2:39 pm
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