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Santa Rita Mountains - AZT #5, AZ
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Overview: This passage begins on Gardner Canyon Road, just west of Gardner Canyon Trailhead. The route passes the trailhead, heads over to Cave Creek, descends into Fish Canyon and then heads northwest to Kentucky Camp. It goes through the camp area, follows the Kentucky Camp Road and then works its way up Sucker Gulch. It goes past Granite Mountain, through Ophir Gulch and then turns on to FR 165. It descends to Enzenberg Canyon, climbs up to a road, crosses California Gulch and then crosses FR 62. After a couple of small ridges the trail reaches the upper end of Oak Tree Canyon. It follows this canyon down to a point about 3/4 mile from Highway 83.


Southern Trailhead: Gardner Canyon Road - FR 92

Northern Trailhead: Oak Tree Canyon - FR 4072

Note: This page is open to authors. Hike must be listed South to North as one-way. Do not include an overview as the above is permanent.
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 13.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,201 feet
Elevation Gain 860 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,942 feet
Avg Time One Way 6-7 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 20.32
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Descriptions 12,205
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East Sawmill Canyon Trail #146
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2.9 mi
2,303 ft
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Overview: This passage begins on Gardner Canyon Road, just west of Gardner Canyon Trailhead. The route passes the trailhead, heads over to Cave Creek, descends into Fish Canyon and then heads northwest to Kentucky Camp. It goes through the camp area, follows the Kentucky Camp Road and then works its way up Sucker Gulch. It goes past Granite Mountain, through Ophir Gulch and then turns on to FR 165. It descends to Enzenberg Canyon, climbs up to a road, crosses California Gulch and then crosses FR 62. After a couple of small ridges the trail reaches the upper end of Oak Tree Canyon. It follows this canyon down to a point about 3/4 mile from Highway 83.


Southern Trailhead: Gardner Canyon Road - FR 92

Northern Trailhead: Oak Tree Canyon - FR 4072

Note: This page is open to authors. Hike must be listed South to North as one-way. Do not include an overview as the above is permanent.

    One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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