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Alamo Canyon - AZT #17, AZ
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Overview: This passage begins at a gate just north of the Tonto National Forest boundary about 0.4 miles due west of Ajax Peak. From here the trail climbs briefly and then drops down into a drainage about 1 mile in. After crossing this drainage it climbs up to the high point for this passage at 3,780 feet. It then begins a gradual descent over roughly 2.3 miles until it arrives at FR 4.

After crossing FR 4 the trail continues west and turns north, contouring around several small drainages. At just over 8 miles from the beginning the trail makes a hard turn to the west and begins working its way around Picketpost Mountain. The trail wraps around to the west side of Picketpost and somewhat parallels the Alamo Canyon drainage. After crossing Alamo Canyon it reaches the end of the passage at the Picketpost Trailhead.


Southern Trailhead: Tonto NF Boundary

Northern Trailhead: Picketpost Trailhead

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.
Description 78 Triplogs  6 Topics
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
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Distance One Way 11.44 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,687 feet
Elevation Gain -1,280 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,292 feet
Avg Time One Way 5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 15.75
Author HAZ_Hikebot
Descriptions 12,205
Routes 10,954
Photos 19
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Location Hike, AZ .com
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Forest Tonto
Backpack   Yes & Connecting
Preferred   Nov, Apr
Sun  5:21am - 7:21pm
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Ajax Peak 4356 - Mineral Mountains
0.1 mi away
1.7 mi
922 ft
Peak 3937 - Mineral Mountain Quad
0.1 mi away
2.5 mi
900 ft
Peak 4202 - Mineral Mountain Quad
0.1 mi away
2.1 mi
1,022 ft
Peak 4020 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1 mi away
2.9 mi
860 ft
Peak 4140 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1 mi away
0.4 mi
409 ft
Peak 4141 - Mineral Mountain Quad
1.1 mi away
1.0 mi
507 ft
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Overview: This passage begins at a gate just north of the Tonto National Forest boundary about 0.4 miles due west of Ajax Peak. From here the trail climbs briefly and then drops down into a drainage about 1 mile in. After crossing this drainage it climbs up to the high point for this passage at 3,780 feet. It then begins a gradual descent over roughly 2.3 miles until it arrives at FR 4.

After crossing FR 4 the trail continues west and turns north, contouring around several small drainages. At just over 8 miles from the beginning the trail makes a hard turn to the west and begins working its way around Picketpost Mountain. The trail wraps around to the west side of Picketpost and somewhat parallels the Alamo Canyon drainage. After crossing Alamo Canyon it reaches the end of the passage at the Picketpost Trailhead.


Southern Trailhead: Tonto NF Boundary

Northern Trailhead: Picketpost Trailhead

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.

Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

    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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