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Camp Grasshopper- Redman Mesa- Sierra Ancha NW, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 5,734 feet
Interest Off-Trail Hiking, Historic & Seasonal Waterfall
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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Author Grasshopper
author avatar Guides 47
Routes 486
Photos 8,946
Trips 550 map ( 5,407 miles )
Age 76 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:07am - 6:31pm
Official Route
1 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 Turkey 20108.4 mi*
🔥 2018 Bears Fire7.6k
🔥 2016 Juniper Fire30.6k
🔥 View All over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles

Very Remote / Peaceful / Scenic / Off-Tr Hike Exploring
by Grasshopper

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This vehicle campsite is located at a very remote area of the Sierra Ancha Mountains within the Tonto National Forest. Some drive sections into this area require a capable 4WD Vehicle with High Clearance and quality Off-Road Tires. This campsite is also located at a scenic 5734 ft vista highpoint with available shade trees (oak and juniper) and is susceptible to wind and lighting strikes during seasonal weather conditions.

This awesome, vehicle campsite offers remoteness, solitude, exceptional short/long distance views, shade, a fire ring, and a central basecamp for numerous option off-trail only short and long distance exploring Day Hikes and 4-Wheel Scenic Drives. It should be noted that this campsite area is quite rocky and will require some rocks relocation for multiple tent campsites but is nicely suited for in-vehicle camping.

The historic and private 82 acre JR Ranch is in-view at a distance from this campsite area and viewable along numerous off-trail exploration hiking routes and driving routes. Various historic mining claims are also within this general area.

For possible off-trail day hike and scenic drive options within this immediate area, see HAZ @Grasshopper and @Oregon_Hiker posted triplogs, photosets, and Gps routes for period 4/14 to 4/20/19.

Water Sources
Seasonal and Perennial Turkey Spring, Little Turkey Tank, Salome Creek, JR Canyon, and Indian Camp creeks.

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2019-04-22 Grasshopper
    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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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To car camp trip
    From the PHX area:
    (from Loop 202 / Loop 101 the drive mileage is ~136 miles one way)

    Hwy 60W to Hwy 188N Globe, AZ; Hwy 188N to the Young Hwy 288N; Young Hwy 288N to signed FR609 intersection at 33.941703 -110.964504

    this remote and historic AZ Sierra Ancha NW ranching/mining area is difficult to navigate for roads off of FR609 without a downloaded driving route to follow. For your convenience, this author has issued a downloadable driving route to this Hiking Guide (Drv2 Camp GH- Redman Mesa- Sierra Ancha NW) to follow which begins at the intersection of Hwy288/FR609 and continues for 8 total miles to the recommended "Campsite Location" the last 0.9 mls of which on signed FR2753 is strictly 4WD/High Clearance miles. Camp Grasshopper is located at 33.93139 -111.03341
    page created by Grasshopper on Apr 22 2019 9:42 am
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