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Pinal Ruins - SRC Wilderness, AZ

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Guide 2 Triplogs  0 Topics
Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Roosevelt Salt
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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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Distance One Way 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,231 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Perennial Creek & Peak
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5  2017-03-08 ssk44
1  2013-10-19
Salt River Canyon Wilderness at Pinal Creek
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,879
Routes 15,956
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Nov, Mar, Jan
Sun  7:06am - 6:10pm
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Likely In-Season!
Pinal Ruins - SRC Wilderness is located 49 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. February and November 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 along the Salt River within the Salt River Canyon Wilderness. The ruins are perched atop a tall steep rugged butte on a gooseneck river bend. Reaching the ruins requires class 3 scrambling. Access from the TH is by land or by river. Land access requires crossing the Salt River. The best time of year to hike this site is in fall or winter during low river flow. 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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Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
Access is from Globe off Highway 288 at the Salt River bridge above Roosevelt Lake.
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