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Fish Creek Vista, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,973 feet
Elevation Gain -272 feet
Accumulated Gain 396 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.48
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15  2020-03-08
Fish Creek BM 3053
2  2018-08-24 ssk44
20  2017-03-25
Apache Trail Road Trip
1  2017-02-19 ssk44
5  2017-01-26 hikingaz2
3  2017-01-14 ssk44
3  2015-11-14 joebartels
4  2015-11-14 The_Eagle
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 241
Routes 830
Photos 11,690
Trips 4,552 map ( 22,943 miles )
Age 50 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  5:25am - 7:36pm
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Keep the Griswold's alive!
by joebartels

This mini hike from the lackluster rest stop is most scenic. Grippy smooth rock draws you out. It's similar in grip to Papago Buttes. Here it's lathered in litchen and hosted by a crumbly base.

This was my second trip and by chance I wore sandals again. They work but the stability of a shoe would be more welcome.

We checked this out to eye the side canyons. Bruce nixed 'em as too brushy. Which looked to be true. Yet they look intriguing and you can't beat the ease of access with the rest stop parking.

It screams to be the perfect jaunt for Apache Trail tourist, families or the perfect date hike. The above categories will probably be satisfied with under a mile round trip. The further you go the dicer it gets so keep the Griswold's alive. Two miles out-n-back should cover the entire overlook.

From the parking lot follow the sidewalk until it ends. It's an arbitrary off trail adventure continuing on. Be careful as it is potentially dangerous and deadly.

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2015-11-15 joebartels
    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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