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Wild Cherry Overlook, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Northeast > Chinle
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,660 feet
Elevation Gain -153 feet
Accumulated Gain 190 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 3.2
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7  2018-04-01 chumley
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  6:05am - 6:15pm
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This 2-3 mile out and back hike is on private property and open to guests staying at the primitive Spider Rock Campground without a hired guide.

It follows a well-established route to a viewpoint overlooking Wild Cherry Canyon, a deep tributary to Canyon de Chelly.

From the viewpoint at the end of the trail, hikers will have a good look at a ruin in an alcove on the opposite canyon wall.

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    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.

    Most recent Triplog Review
    Wild Cherry Overlook
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    Guests staying at the privately owned Spider Rock Campground are permitted to hike along a nice trail to the rim of Wild Cherry Canyon, one of Canyon de Chelly's many side canyons cut into the Defiance Plateau.

    I enjoyed a quick morning explore and continued along the rim a bit beyond where the trail finally disappeared and I hadn't seen a cairn in a while. There's an alcove with a ruin on the opposite wall of the canyon and when I returned to the campground I asked the campground owner if it had a name. He informed me that the ruins had not previously been known and that they should bear my name as the discoverer! :y:

    Just another reason to stay at Spider Rock Campground. They're good people! :)

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    The trail begins at Spider Rock Campground, located 10.5 miles east of the Canyon de Chelly visitor center on South Rim Drive.
    page created by chumley on Apr 02 2018 11:21 am
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