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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
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Author RowdyandMe
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Age 65 Male Gender
Location Deer Valley, AZ
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by RowdyandMe

This is a nice little hike in North Phoenix. Scarlett Canyon I believe is part of the Union Hills Mountains. Is is a 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 eastside of the mountain. The eastside of the mountain was the most enjoyable to 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 westside you will see houses along the trail. You will also see where the mountain was graded for gravel I think. Which also means less plant life, but from this side 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 RowdyandMe
    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.

    Most recent of 28 deeper Triplog Reviews
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    Wow this turned out much nicer than I thought it would be. We hit the trail around 5pm knowing the monsoon was moving our way. After the first mile it was just nice as the cloud cover brought a very nice breeze with it.
    Birds were out in numbers and I wasn't quick enough to get a picture of the two Road Runners. Saw about a half dozen Chuckwallas but only got pictures of three.
    And then there was the great views of the sky. Just a much nicer hike than I was expecting.
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    Well I only planned on a 4 mile hike and ended up with a 6 mile hike. I have company of a dog that followed Rowdy and me. Luckily it had a collar on with it name and a phone number on it. So I called the number and got a hold of the owner. And we met up on 16th street.
    What a great dog named Bella she listened to me and her and Rowdy played a long the way. Her owner picked her up but she really wanted to stay with us.
    If it wasn't for Bella I would have not got the sunset photos or the owl photo.
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    I hadn't plan on hiking today but Rowdy seemed really restless. So Scarlett Canyon it is as I work this afternoon.
    It was cooler than yesterday and more enjoyable.
    I did see 5 Chuckwallas and got pictures of 3. No snakes out today but lots of birds so I am glad Rowdy got me moving today.
    Scarlett Canyon
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    Well its been a busy last couple of days for me. After finishing my hike in Prescott I rushed home to pickup my wife and head over to REI. My wife wants to start hiking again so I grabbed dividend and coupons and off we went. So pick out a nice pair of Merrell hiking shoes and I picked up an Osprey pack as my Camelback has seen better days.
    From there it was over to Juan Jamie's Tacos and Tequila for dinner.
    Then this morning over to Lake Pleasant to hike Lower Morgan City Wash. My wife struggled with it so time for In and Out Burgers. After that we headed home and took a break and I decided to get Rowdy out one more time so Scarlett Canyon it was. And tomorrow back to work.
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    A nice little breeze welcomed us to this hike. Saw only one hiker, four horse riders and four climbers.
    A very nice morning. I really don't think that I have this place and not seen so wildlife. There is always something to see here and it so close to home for me. :y:

    Wildflowers
    lots of creosote bushes blooming
    Scarlett Canyon
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    A very beautiful day out without the wind :D . Of course it is a work day for me so I picked something close to home. Rowdy was ready for another hike and we had it all to ourselves for the most part as we ran into a group rock climbers.
    As we were out I did notice this Saguaro that really looked different. So I walked on over and checked it out and I was not happy with what I saw. Somebody decided to use it as target practice throwing arc welding rods into it. :gun:
    Scarlett Canyon
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    Well I went to the doctors this morning and got six shots in my left ankle. And then I got a ankle massage then my neck snapped. After that I went home and grab Rowdy. So of to Scarlett Canyon as I still have to work this afternoon. According to my car it was a beautiful 67 degrees. And when we finished a nice 73 degrees.
    It is so hard not to hike when the weather is so spectacular.
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    We got a late start but finished before the storm hit. It was nice and humid out and I let Rowdy do some running as I didn't take him out the day before.
    Driving to work was really windy out and I could see the wall of sand moving in. I indoors now working but I will keep checking outside on the storm.
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    Took Rowdy out for a morning hike before work. :y: It was 88 when we start and 97 when we finished and it was also humid out. :o We only saw a couple out walking their dog as well. :)
    It was a nice looking morning as everything looks so much cleaner and brighter after a rain storm. :)
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    Well I tried Route Scout again today and like better than yesterday as I was able to turn off the voice mode.
    Rowdy and I decided on Scarlett Canyon as today was going to be another hot one. I just wanted to get one more in before my procedure tomorrow morning.
    We were the only ones out today and I did see three more chuckwallas in different areas than I had seen them before. Rowdy seem to enjoy this morning hike as I did as well. Just a beautiful morning to get out before it gets to how.

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    To hike
    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 trail head.
    page created by RowdyandMe on Dec 24 2014 2:39 pm
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