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Zigzag Canyon, AZ

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance One Way 1.25 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,883 feet
Accumulated Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.58
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Seasonal Waterfall
Dogs not allowed
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4  2016-02-03 Outdooraddict
15  2011-12-18 Vaporman
21  2011-02-21 suzaz
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,880
Routes 15,964
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Sun  6:27am - 6:38pm
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major 140-160ft drop
by HAZ_Hikebot

Overview: From Tortilla TH, walk south on FR213 and drop into the 2nd or 3rd side drainage on the east side. The 4th thru 8th drainages will put you into Minnow Canyon. This canyon has loads of bushwhacking thru catclaw, mesquite, and cactus with some light down climbing before you soon arrive at a major 140-160ft drop with 2 shinny bolts to run some webbing thru. I'm guessing you'd need about 50-60ft of webbing just so you have a clean rope pull since the bolts are back and around a bend. There's also a second drop below this one that's 100-120ft that has some large boulders you can anchor from. You should have a shuttle setup below at Fish Creek Bridge, hitch a ridge, or do a 2 mile road walk back to your ride. Enjoy!


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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    Tortilla TH: About 8 miles east of Tortilla Flat on highway AZ88.
    page created by Vaporman on Jan 09 2010 8:47 pm
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