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Mule Hoof Ruins, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Globe NE
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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 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,719 feet
Elevation Gain 700 feet
Accumulated Gain 979 feet
Avg Time One Way 4.5hrs R/T
Kokopelli Seeds 4.46
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Historic, Perennial Creek & Peak
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7  2017-10-31 GeeEss
30  2016-02-13 ssk44
36  2016-02-13 Grasshopper
5  2016-02-13
Upper Phillips Mines History Meander
Grasshopper
1  2016-02-12 ssk44
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Oct
Sun  6:55am - 5:19pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Upper Salt River
2.3 mi away
Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls
2.3 mi away
1.0 mi
250 ft
Salt River Canyon - US60 Crossing
2.4 mi away
0.8 mi
75 ft
Apache Falls
Apache Falls
2.8 mi away
Cibecue Creek
Cibecue Creek
2.9 mi away
3.1 mi
240 ft
Seneca Lake
3.0 mi away
Sawmill Canyon - San Carlos
Sawmill Canyon - San Carlos
3.9 mi away
5.0 mi
400 ft
Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
4.0 mi away
Salt River at Regal Canyon
Salt River at Regal Canyon
4.0 mi away
Ash Creek - Salt River Canyon
4.7 mi away
2.0 mi
350 ft
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Overview
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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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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To hike
From Globe.. US60 - Senaca Lake (San Carlos Apache Tribe) - Indian Route 1302 (1.3 Miles) - Tonto National Forest Boundary - FR473 (Phillips Mine Road) - FR382 (Canadian Mine Road) - Trailhead

*Note: Traveling along the 1.3 mile segment of Indian Route 1302 from US60 is legal without a tribal permit if no stops for recreation of any kind are made.
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