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Coconino National Forest
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Aug 14th to TBD
Box Canyon is the named canyon which splits the plateau / ridge formed by General Springs Canyon and Fred Haught Canyon.
It's 2.5 miles from FR 95 to General Springs Canyon, with the middle 50% being the box canyon which gives it its name. The box contains two good-sized pours which are best negotiated to either side due to overhangs. The second is particularly verdant, and most likely to be flowing. The remainder of the box has the usual array of deadfall that must be clambered over or limboed under. Grab & stabs are sparse.
The upper quarter is mild & shallow and spinkled with immature evergreens.
The bottom quarter, emptying into General Springs Canyon, is a narrow cienega where, even if flowing, the creek may be easily crossed dry.
After canyon crawling Box Canyon, the attached route returns to the trailhead via FR 395. You can do a longer loop, ~7.5 miles, by continuing along General Springs Canyon, then taking Fred Haught Canyon back to the trailhead. (Fred Haught is shallow the whole way and has no major obstacles.)
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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