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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Shiprock - Black Mountains, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northwest > Kingman S
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,940 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.3
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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10  2017-03-07 MountainMatt
15  2016-01-07 RickVincent
30  2013-02-09
Viola-Ives-Santa Maria Loop
The_Eagle
22  2013-02-09
Shiprock Violas & Ives Peak - Arrastra
joebartels
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author avatar Guides 16,880
Routes 15,964
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → Any
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:33am - 6:47pm
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Overview
A casual offtrail hike around the perimeter of a massive rock monolith.


Hike
Park at a pullout on the west side of Hwy 93 at lat 34.344022 lon -113.157890. Depending on road conditions and your vehicle, you may be able to shorten your roundtrip hike by 2 miles. Road was in decent shape for a high clearance 2wd vehicle. You can practically drive right up to the monolith. Others will have to walk the road.

Once you start following the dirt road west, you can't miss this prominent feature. Hike the perimeter, explore the area, or plot yourself a route to the top (if there is one).

Water Sources
Very dry part of the state. The Santa Maria River runs just north of here. The washes around the Monolith are likely dry except during times of heavy rainfall.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    page created by RickVincent on Jun 15 2016 3:42 pm
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