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Santa Rita Mountains - AZT #5, AZ

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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
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Big Casa Blanca-Cave Canyon Loop
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Sun  6:58am - 6:16pm
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Crest Trail #144 - Santa Rita Mtns
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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

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