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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #3, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 4,000 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Ruins
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Camp Grasshopper FR203 #3 Wander
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  7:21am - 5:16pm
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Cold Spring Canyon Ruins
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Cooper Forks Canyon Cliff Dwellings
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Devils Chasm Boxed Narrows
Devils Chasm Boxed Narrows
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Devil's Chasm
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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #2
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #2
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Center Mountain Trail #142
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Pueblo Canyon Overlook via Murphy Ranch #141
Pueblo Canyon Overlook via Murphy Ranch #141
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Murphy Ranch Trail #141
Murphy Ranch Trail #141
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1.2 mi
-639 ft
Devil's Chasm - Upper
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This primitive, scenic, and ideally located (for day hiking in Pueblo Canyon & Cold Spring Canyon) first come/first serve vehicle camping area is best suited for "in-vehicle" camping. Tent Camping sites are also available along this ridge line camp area, however there are fewer shady & flat "no rocks" tent camping sites. So, in-summary, included with minimal shade on this higher ridge line camping 4WD road area (off FR203) are a few level areas for tent and/or in-vehicle camping with a few campfire rings along the 4WD in. This drive-in ends at an old ranching corral.

From within this recommended campsite area it is approximately a 5/8 mile hike south on Cherry Creek Road (FR203) to the popular TH Start for Pueblo Canyon and Cold Spring Canyon (at 33.838783 -110.867439).

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Mostly open high Ridge tent and/or in-vehicle camping here with some Juniper trees for minimal shade and cover. Not a good camping location choice with high winds and/or AZ monsoon thunder season.

    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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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To car camp trip
    From Globe, AZ: From Highway 60 east, Take Hwy 188 north towards Lake Roosevelt. Turn right on Hwy 288 and follow about 2 miles past the Salt River/Salt River Bridge until you reach FR203 (Cherry Creek Road). Follow FR203 for ~24.25 miles until you reach a closed ranching gate at way point coordinates 33.845461 -110.873081 .. before passing through this ranching gate, make an immediate right turn (east) onto a faint ranching route road and continue on this 4WD and sometimes rocky ridge route to near its end at an old ranching corral.
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