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Parsons Grove & Canyon via Rug Road, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,519 feet
Elevation Gain 400 feet
Accumulated Gain 915 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.98
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
30  2017-12-08
East Aravaipa
chumley
12  2014-11-26
Parsons Virgus Negro Henry
JuanJaimeiii
40  2014-11-26
Parsons Virgus Negro Henry
CannondaleKid
12  2009-05-17 Grasshopper
3  2009-05-17 ssk44
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct
Sun  7:23am - 5:45pm
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Virgus Canyon (Upper) - via Rug Road
Virgus Canyon (Upper) - via Rug Road
same trailhead
3.9 mi
752 ft
Lime Camp
Lime Camp
2.1 mi away
Oak Grove Canyon
Oak Grove Canyon
4.4 mi away
5.0 mi
611 ft
Turkey Creek Upper
Turkey Creek Upper
4.5 mi away
4.0 mi
420 ft
Wire Corral Draw Ridge
Wire Corral Draw Ridge
4.6 mi away
4.5 mi
1,110 ft
Turkey Creek Cliff Dwelling
Turkey Creek Cliff Dwelling
5.0 mi away
0.1 mi
74 ft
Hell Hole Canyon - Aravaipa
Hell Hole Canyon - Aravaipa
5.8 mi away
8.5 mi
340 ft
Santa Teresa Wilderness - GET #8
Santa Teresa Wilderness - GET #8
6.6 mi away
37.9 mi
7,800 ft
Aravaipa Canyon
Aravaipa Canyon
7.3 mi away
11.0 mi
200 ft
Mining Mountain - Vale School
Mining Mountain - Vale School
7.4 mi away
4.4 mi
1,385 ft
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Parsons Grove & Canyon via Rug Road is a 6.4 mile round trip hike with 915 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 45 miles west of Safford Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: This popular side trip which the "Rug Road" crosses at Parsons Grove/Canyon & Cabin offers a look back in time at old Arizona 19th century remote ranching & corral building history. After viewing Parsons Grove and Cabin area, this side trip continues on an old two track route (see posted GPS Route) past the old Don Jose Corrals to end at the small, historic Don Jose Cabin with unique corrals;

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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.

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    To hike
    From the Phoenix area: TH Start for this 4x4 side trip, mountain bike, 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 pertinent details);
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