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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR487, AZ

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Author Grasshopper
author avatar Guides 45
Routes 467
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Trips 527 map ( 5,350 miles )
Age 74 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Sun  5:21am - 7:37pm
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This Tonto National Forest now legal vehicle camp area located between the Sierra Ancha Wild "Carr TH" and the "Moody TH" is high up on Workman Creek Road (FR487) to in-vehicle or tent camp for 1 to 4 vehicles maximum. This higher altitude campsite area (at 7,160 ft) with nice pines, oaks, adequate shade, and fire rings is a great choice for enjoying cooler summer day and night temps, camping privacy, and provides a central location for day hiking access to many of the upper FR487 Sierra Ancha Wilderness Trails.

.. Driving access past the FR487 day use only "Falls Camp Area" (for ~1.5 miles) to this recommended vehicle campsite is strictly high clearance with 4WD only.
..July and August is Monsoon Season in this Sierra Ancha Wilderness area.

Some Hike Guide Options
Abbey's Way Trail #151
Parker Creek Trail #160
Rim Trail #139
Moody Point Trail #140
Reynolds Creek Trail #150
Pueblo Canyon Overlook via Murphy Ranch #141

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2019-07-25 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:
    Hwy 60 East to Globe, AZ at Hwy 188 Intersection; Hwy 188 North to the Young Hwy 288 North Intersection; Hwy 288 North for ~25 miles to the signed Workman Creek Road (FR487) intersection; FR487 Southeast for ~4.7 miles to the unsigned North Left Turn (between the Carr TH and the Moody TH at Gps Coordinates 33.80536 -110.92132); Drive in this Camp Road Entrance ~0.1 mile to campsite area located at Gps Coordinates: 33.80600 -110.92027; Note: Attached to this Hike Guide, please view for download and following off of FR487, the driving "Camp GH-FR487 Entrance Rd Drv Rte";
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