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Virgus Canyon (Upper) - via Rug Road, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,519 feet
Elevation Gain -165 feet
Accumulated Gain 752 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.66
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Creek
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12  2014-11-26
Parsons Virgus Negro Henry
JuanJaimeiii
40  2014-11-26
Parsons Virgus Negro Henry
CannondaleKid
20  2009-05-17 Grasshopper
2  2009-05-17 ssk44
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,873
Routes 15,991
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  5:19am - 7:19pm
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Overview: This lush, reparian, and remote canyon which the "Rug Road" crosses, offers a great location for a backpack campsite (only 1 mile hike from the TH Start location) and/or a remote off-trail canyon dayhike; This canyon has a seasonal creek with large sycamore trees, a historic cabin- Virgus Cabin & Corrals, and also has a perennial spring which is located only 100 yards behind the old Virgus Cabin;

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2018-07-14 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.

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    From the Phoenix area: TH Start for this hike and/or backpack begins 18 miles in from Mammoth,AZ, at the "primary campsite" location as described in HAZ hike description: "Rug Road-Mammoth to Klondyke to Hwy 70" (See this hike description and associated driving directions for all pertinent details);
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