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Deep Creek Canyon Overlooks - Sierra Ancha, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,749 feet
Elevation Gain 360 feet
Accumulated Gain 650 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.25
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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24  2019-10-28
Upper Deep Creek Cny Overlook - Sierra Ancha
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37  2019-10-28 Grasshopper
Author Grasshopper
author avatar Guides 45
Routes 463
Photos 8,381
Trips 522 map ( 5,342 miles )
Age 74 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   Apr, May, Sep, Oct → 9 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  6:02am - 6:50pm
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.. Hike a Geology "Candy Store with amAZing Views" ..
by Grasshopper

Likely In-Season!
Note
For clarification, there are two Deep Creek areas within the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. This Deep Creek Canyon Overlooks hike departs from the northern Sierra Ancha "Billy Lawrence TH". The other Deep Creek Trail #128 hike departs from the southern Sierra Ancha "Bull Canyon TH".


Warning
This off-trail hike begins at the Billy Lawrence Park/TH Start which is the TH Start for the Sierra Ancha Wilderness "Lucky Strike Trail #144" which later connects with the "Center Mountain Trail #142".
This "Deep Creek Canyon Overlooks" hike does not begin on Trail #144. This "Deep Creek Canyon Overlooks" route begins by hiking North from this TH on the visible, un-numbered 4WD two track mining road which climbs and parallels a ridge with views and ends ~.35ml in from the Billy Lawrence Park/TH Start. At this mining road end, it is highly recommended to have downloaded to closely follow this author's posted hike guide, "official" Gps Route.

Overview
This moderate, mostly off-trail, but relatively short 3 mile out-n-back hike which does require some route finding ability is a true hidden gem of a hike! Our Sierra Ancha Wilderness has a wealth of expansive, short and distant rugged mountains, peaks, buttes, and cliff views. Combine all this with unique, unexpected, and numerous geological features to enjoy, and you have a true geology "candy store" which this hike is.

History
The Sierra Ancha Wilderness, part of the Tonto National Forest is one of the more remote and rugged wilderness areas to enjoy and explore. This particular section which includes the Deep Creek Canyon Overlooks hike has a significant amount of evident early to mid 20th century Asbestos Mining history.

Hike
The details of this out-n-back hike are best represented by reviewing this author's 10/28/19 hike:
Triplog narrative;
Photoset (with individual pic captions, tag notes, and geocoded pics);
Gps Route "official" (edited for correctness with key waypoints included);


Water Sources
Seasonal with only known perennial "Cienega Spring" https://hikearizona.com/dexcoder.php?PID=590165 within a close proximity, adjacent to FR235 (2.2mls down FR235 from the Billy Lawrence TH).

Camping
For this hike, backpack camping is not recommended but for in vehicle and/or tent camping, please view the following FR235 HAZ - Hike Guide writeups:
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#1
Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#2

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

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2019-11-16 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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    Directions
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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From the Phoenix, AZ area:
    Trailhead "START" at Billy Lawrence TH- Take Hwy 60E to Globe (at MP247) turn north on HWY 188 towards Lake Roosevelt. Drive 14.7 miles (at MP229.4) turn right onto HWY 288. Drive 27.6 miles north (at MP286.4) to FR410. Turn right on signed FR410 and continue for 2.3 "slow/rough/high clearance" miles to its intersection with signed FR235. Turn Left on FR235 and continue for 2.4 "slow/rough/high clearance" miles to FR235 terminus at the Billy Lawrence TH and START of this off-trail hike.
    Please Note: It is recommended to download and follow the Hike Guide posted driving directions ("Drv to Billy Lawrence TH- Sierra Ancha") from Hwy 288/FR410.
    page created by Grasshopper on Nov 16 2019 11:11 am
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