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Saddle Mountain - AZT #22, AZ

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Difficulty 4.5 of 5
Distance One Way 16.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,439 feet
Elevation Gain 2,330 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,400 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 31.06
Backpack Yes & Connecting
varies or not certain dogs are allowed
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8  2018-12-11 mazatzal
9  2018-11-08 mazatzal
8  2018-11-04
AZT #21 and #22
15  2018-08-15 mazatzal
10  2018-01-04
Saddle Mountain #91
7  2017-12-05 mazatzal
2  2017-10-29 Sredfield
32  2017-10-29 tibber
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Preferred   Nov, Mar
Sun  7:31am - 5:40pm
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14 Alternative
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Overview: From the underpass under Highway 87 the trail follows a drainage west a short distance and then turns right. It passes one gate and then another one and then swings to the north and goes through another gate. It heads northwest and reaches yet another gate, goes up a drainage, crosses it and gets to another gate. From here it passes under some powerlines and comes to a trail junction. A turn to the left here, another gate and then the trail begins working its way up a drainage. It crosses a small saddle and follows another drainage, curving around to the northeast and then reaching FR 25. It turns to the left onto FR 25 and follows it north. The trail descends down into McFarland Canyon and then heads upstream and follows a side canyon up to a trail junction. It takes the left fork and continues heading uphill. The trail descends down to Thicket Spring and the wilderness boundary, and then climbs steadily up to the junction with the Cornucopia Trail.

Southern Trailhead: Sunflower - Hwy 87

Northern Trailhead: Mt Peely TH - FR 201

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 hiking 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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