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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
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22  2013-02-09
Shiprock Violas & Ives Peak - Arrastra
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov → Any
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:05am - 5:29pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Ives Peak 4072 - Arrastra Wilderness
Ives Peak 4072 - Arrastra Wilderness
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South Peoples Spring
South Peoples Spring
6.5 mi away
2.7 mi
211 ft
Sawyer Peak 4293 - Black Mtns - Tres Alamos
Sawyer Peak 4293 - Black Mtns - Tres Alamos
7.2 mi away
5.0 mi
1,630 ft
Peoples Canyon Loop
Peoples Canyon Loop
8.3 mi away
9.6 mi
1,305 ft
Peoples Canyon
Peoples Canyon
8.3 mi away
4.5 mi
150 ft
Arrastra Mountain
Arrastra Mountain
11.2 mi away
4.0 mi
1,300 ft
McCloud Mountains Hi Pt 4980
15.4 mi away
4.4 mi
980 ft
Date Creek Mountains Hi Pt 4940
17.9 mi away
5.0 mi
1,600 ft
Burro Creek Campground Trails
20.1 mi away
2.5 mi
500 ft
Burro Creek Campground
20.2 mi away
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Likely In-Season!
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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    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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