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Myrtle Point 7920, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 1.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,830 feet
Elevation Gain 90 feet
Accumulated Gain 300 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 30 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 2.8
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
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15  2020-09-30 DixieFlyer
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Fish Hatchery to Knoll Lake and Myrtle Point
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Author DixieFlyer
author avatar Guides 40
Routes 400
Photos 5,229
Trips 362 map ( 4,613 miles )
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, May, Oct, Nov → Early
Seasons   Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:14am - 5:14pm
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Gila County High
by DixieFlyer

Overview
Myrtle Point and Promontory Butte are the co-Gila County Highpoints.


Note
The HAZ County High Point completion list requires attaining both Promontory Butte and Myrtle Point to check off Gila County.

Hike
This hike begins and ends at the "trailhead," which is at the junction of Rim Road 300 and FR 300C. This is not far from the turn off of Rim Road 300 that goes to Knoll Lake. You can either drive or hike to the trailhead. If hiking, starting at the Hatchery TH, and taking the Babe Haught Trail up to the Rim is a logical choice. Check triplogs for other ideas.

Hike south on FR 300C for around 1/2 mile and then go off-trail to the west for a very short distance to attain the Gila County co-highpoint. There is no sign at the off-trail turn. A GPS track might be helpful.

You'll see a summit cairn and a trip logbook; the highpoint is a few feet south of the cairn, at the edge of the Rim. Be careful not to fall off the Rim though!

Enjoy the fabulous views of the mountains off in the distance, and then return the way that you came.

Camping
Dispersed camping sites are available along FR 300C. There are also several other places to camp off of Rim Road 300.


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2020-10-01 DixieFlyer
    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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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    The trailhead for this hike is the junction of Rim Road 300 and FR 300C. When dry, most sedans can negotiate the drive on Rim Road 300, although a bit of clearance will be helpful.
    page created by chumley on Oct 01 2020 6:19 am
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