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Peak 5255 - Mule Hoof Bend Quad, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Globe > Globe NE
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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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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,349 feet
Elevation Gain 857 feet
Accumulated Gain 857 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.69
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins, Seasonal Creek & Peak
Dogs not allowed
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
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16  2018-03-20 Oregon_Hiker
29  2018-03-20 Grasshopper
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  6:57am - 5:18pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Ash Creek - Salt River Canyon
0.9 mi away
2.0 mi
350 ft
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A)
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A)
1.9 mi away
15.5 mi
Haystack Butte - 5741feet
Haystack Butte - 5741feet
2.0 mi away
2.4 mi
1,534 ft
Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
2.1 mi away
Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
4.5 mi away
8.6 mi
1,638 ft
Salt River at Regal Canyon
Salt River at Regal Canyon
4.5 mi away
Mule Hoof Ruins
Mule Hoof Ruins
5.3 mi away
1.2 mi
979 ft
Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls
6.2 mi away
1.0 mi
250 ft
Seneca Lake
6.5 mi away
Cibecue Creek
Cibecue Creek
6.9 mi away
3.1 mi
240 ft
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Overview
This extremely remote, scenic area, completely off-trail Peak hike with some hiking exposure and summit ancient Native American Ruins is located between the Salt River Canyon Wilderness on the WSW side and the Hwy 60 North - Salt River Canyon area on the east side.

Warning
From the Phoenix area, this planned drive and day hike would be a very long day commitment. Therefore, it is recommended to Vehicle Camp* in this area if planning to hike this Peak 5255.
Note:
* = See posted HAZ Description
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A)


Hike
It is highly recommended to download & follow the Official Route (and also read applicable GPS Route Notes!) posted to this hike description.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.



Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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.

    Permit $$
    None


    Directions
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    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From the Phoenix area:
    Hwy 60 East to Globe, AZ-East end, then Hwy 60 North for approximately 16 miles to the intersection of Haystack Butte Road (FR303); Then drive FR303 ~North for approx. 14 miles of slower up/down, very curvy dirt road driving (40 minutes) to it's North end at the unmarked intersection of FR303 / FR303A / Haystack Butte Ranch Headquarters; Turn Right (NNE) on the active Ranch Headquarters Road (FR1052) and continue for .5 miles through this active Cattle Ranch Headquarters to the closed but unlocked gate; Be respectful of this private ranch property and close gate behind you and continue on this strictly 4x4, high clearance FR1052 for approximately 2.0 additional miles to the posted "official" GPS Route TH/Park Start for this completely off-trail hike.
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