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Cold Water Springs Trail #27, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,283 feet
Elevation Gain -2,513 feet
Accumulated Gain 288 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.36
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
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1  2019-05-16
Oxbow - Cold Springs - Tule Rim Loop
2  2015-03-09 tarp
16  2014-12-06 Orange
16  2014-04-29
Oxbow / Cold Water Loop
13  2013-01-04
Gap Creek to Verde River
20  2012-09-22
Cold Water-Tule-Oxbow Loop
15  2012-09-22
ColdWater 27 / Tule 162 / Oxbow 163 Loop
8  2009-08-10 ssk44
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  5:32am - 7:16pm
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Overview: The Cold Water Trail #27 is a seldom visited, remote backcountry destination along the backdrop of the rugged Verde Rim with healthy mixed vegetation and unique geology. The trail was originally used by army troops traveling from Fort McDowell to Camp Verde.

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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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Prescott Forest
Prescott National Forest Pass

Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.

Map Drive
Strictly 4x4

To hike
(Upper TH as posted)
From Phoenix take I17 north to "Exit 268" (Dugas). Exit 268 is north of Cordes Junction. From exit 268, drive approximately 8 miles southeast along County Road 171 to Dugas. Continue driving southeast from Dugas along FR68 for approximately 6 miles. From this point, FR68 becomes FR68G. FR68G will begin to climb northeast towards Tule Mesa. FR68G is the main route up onto Tule Mesa heading towards the trailhead. From this point on, FR68G will progressively deteriorate to the point of becoming a high-clearance 4x4 road. Once on Tule Mesa it is approximately 2 "rough and slow" miles to the trailhead. (Caution) FR68 and FR68G from Dugas are impassible when wet. High-clearance four-wheel drive is recommended to reach the trailhead. Stock 4x4 vehicles with "LT" rated tires should not have any problems.

(Lower TH)
Access to lower trailhead is from Camp Verde, via County Road 163 and FR574 to Brown Springs Ranch.
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