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Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.04 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,383 feet
Elevation Gain -10 feet
Accumulated Gain 10 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.09
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Ruins
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Author Grasshopper
author avatar Guides 40
Routes 448
Photos 7,764
Trips 489 map ( 5,247 miles )
Age 73 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Sun  5:45am - 7:00pm
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Overview
Coon Creek Ruins Overlook via FR3368 is a 0.04 mile round trip walk/tour with 10 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 55 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


While in the FR203A Sierra Ancha area of the Bull Canyon TH to hike other trail and off-trail options, this spur road drive and very short ~30 yards walk one way from the FR3368 road end "Cliff Overlook" to view the scenic and ancient Coon Creek Cliff Dwelling Ruins Site is a worthy addition to your planned day.


Note: best viewed in the mid morning hours due to sun location across Coon Creek Canyon.

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2015-01-28 Grasshopper
    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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    High Clearance possible when dry

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    From the Phoenix area: On Hwy 60 in Globe(MP247.0), take State Hwy 188 northwest toward Lake Roosevelt for 14.7mls to its junction with State Hwy 288 (MP229.4); turn Right on State Hwy 288 and drive north for 6.9 mls to signed Cherry Creek Rd (FR203); Turn right(east) on maintained, gravel road FR203 and drive for 10.2 mls just past cattle guard to junction with signed FR203A; Turn left(north) on high clearance (light truck tires recommended) FR203A and follow this very scenic, some one way narrow sections with exposure, ridge line climbing, seldom maintained FR203A for 2.75 mls to the signed intersection with FR3368; Turn west (left) onto FR3368 for .30 miles to road end at Park/TH Start (see recommended and posted GPS Driving Route and ~30 yard one way Walking Route);
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