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Juniper Flat - Sierra Ancha, AZ

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Distance One Way 6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,349 feet
Elevation Gain -360 feet
Accumulated Gain 550 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.83
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Seasonal Waterfall
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15  2020-05-21 kingsnake
42  2014-02-18
Elephant Rock Arch - Sierra Ancha
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Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
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Juniper Flat is roughly bounded by the Young Highway / AZ-288 on the west, Elephant Rock to the south, the Cherry Creek rim to the east and the pass at Turkey Spring to the north. There is an unnumbered dirt road outside the Wilderness, but otherwise it is all off trail, the main objective being to enjoy the vistas overlooking Cherry Creek. There is a dryfall -- which would be spectacular if water is running -- just off the dirt road.

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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

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    Depending on where you live in the Valley, there are two general ways to get to the Sierra Ancha: From the south & east Valley, take US-60 to Globe, then AZ-188 north towards Roosevelt Lake. From other parts of the Valley, exit the Loop 101 at Shea. Go east on Shea to the Beeline Highway (AZ-87). Go north on the Beeline Highway for 46 miles to AZ-188. Go east on AZ-188 for 46 miles, passing through the small communities of Jake’s Corner, Punkin Center, Tonto Basin and Roosevelt. Turn north onto the Young Highway (AZ-288). The road is narrow & twisty as it climbs into the Sierra Ancha, so mind your speed. In ~22 miles, as AZ-288 crests the climb, it turns to car drivable dirt. In ~9 more miles, just past FR 561 to the McFadden Lookout, on the right will be a pullout. Park there. You’ll need an SUV to cross the shallow ditch at the edge of the road.
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