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Horse Ridge Trail #38, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,125 feet
Elevation Gain -2,000 feet
Avg Time One Way 3-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 7.34
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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author avatar Guides 29
Routes 329
Photos 9,643
Trips 916 map ( 9,659 miles )
Age 40 Male Gender
Location AZ
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Preferred May, Jun, Aug, Sep → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  5:38am - 7:05pm
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Best Panoramas in the Blue
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Warning
The Wallow Fire impacted the Horse Ridge Trail in 2011. Hazardous conditions still exist. Trail conditions can change quickly due to winter blowdowns, deadfall, and erosion. Monsoons are capable of producing torrential downpours and high-intensity storms. Plan accordingly and remain vigilant.


Overview
The Horse Ridge Trail descends 2,000 feet over four miles to its ending at its intersection with the Foote Creek Trail #76. The trail offers some excellent views of the Blue as it descends to Foot Creek, with close-up views of Castle Rock perhaps being the highlight.

Hike
A steady ascent through a pleasant forest of ponderosa and various firs marks the beginning of the hike as you leave the trailhead parking lot. A dramatic panorama marks the beginning of the descent. From there, a trail drops you down steeply along a series of ridgelines on its way to Horse Ridge. After approximately another mile, the trail steeply drops off of Horse Ridge and drops into the Foot Creek drainage, where the trail ends at where it intersects the Foot Creek Trail.

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2021-07-28 FOTG

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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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    Directions
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    To hike
    From Alpine drive 15 miles south on US 191, turn left (east) at the trailhead sign.
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