Mule Hoof Ruins is a 1.2 mile one way hike with 979 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 73 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. April and March 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.
Remote scenic Indian ruin site located high above Salt River Canyon within the Tonto National Forest. The ruins are perched atop a small rugged cliff lined butte. Reaching the ruins requires negotiating a short class 3 scramble. A great destination for those with a love for ancient Indian history and off-trail adventure.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.