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McInery Tunnel, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,695 feet
Elevation Gain 500 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.77
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Feb, Jan
Sun  7:22am - 5:36pm
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Likely In-Season!
McInery Tunnel is a 1.1 mile one way hike with 500 feet elevation gain. Located 10 miles west-southwest of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. November and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.

In 1900, Thomas McInery began to acquire land south of Pima to sell shares in a scheme to find both gold and enough water to irrigate all of the Gila Valley. He promoted this tunnel (also called the Mammouth Tunnel and Triumph Tunnel) in a fraudulent money-making scheme before abandoning the project and leaving town. The 250-foot start still remains, dug ten feet high and eight feet wide into solid rock and accessible to exploration.


    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.

    Permit $$

    Coronado Forest
    MVUMs are rarely necessary to review unless mentioned in the description or directions
    Coronado Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From US70/Main St in Pima, Take S Main St South for 1.45 miles. Right on 1200 for .95 miles and merge left onto Cottonwood Wash Rd and take for .68 miles to Forest Road 681 on the left. Turn South onto and take 681 for approx 6.5 miles and park at corrals.
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