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Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A), AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 3,781 feet
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Gleason Flat Salt River via FR303B
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Sun  7:16am - 5:14pm
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Haystack Butte - 5741feet
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Peak 5255 - Mule Hoof Bend Quad
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Ash Creek - Salt River Canyon
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Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
Hess Canyon to Salt River - SRC Wilderness
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Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
Ash Creek Overlook - Tonto NF
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Salt River at Regal Canyon
Salt River at Regal Canyon
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Lower Corral Canyon to the Salt River
Lower Corral Canyon to the Salt River
6.1 mi away
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855 ft
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
Lower Yankee Joe Canyon Loop
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6.3 mi
2,199 ft
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
Camp Grasshopper - S/R Cyn Wilderness (FR346)
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Blackjack Mtns Ridgeline Loop
Blackjack Mtns Ridgeline Loop
6.6 mi away
7.3 mi
1,963 ft
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Overview
Camp Grasshopper - Tonto NF (FR303A) is a 15.5 mile one way car camp trip. Located 66 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this trip.


First come, first serve Vehicle and/or Tent Camping Site off of FR303A then through a closed but unlocked cattle gate; Minimal level and shaded camping spots but with wonderful distant views at 3781ft elevation (see author's 3/19 to 3/23/18 posted trip picset for area and campsite surrounding views, & etc..);

Check out the Official Route.

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.


    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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    To car camp trip
    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; Continue driving North on FR303A for an additional approximate 1.54 miles to Camp Grasshopper 3781ft (view & download posted "official" GPS Driving Routes with key waypoints);
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