Lost Basin - Black River, AZ | HikeArizona

Lost Basin - Black River, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 5,994 feet
 Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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A beautiful segment of the Black River, within the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Activities consist of camping, fishing, and hiking. Hiking this particular river segment is easy to moderate with a defined trail both upstream and downstream. The camping/parking area is located above the river with moderate shade from ponderosa pine, oak, and juniper. Access to the river follows an obvious trail with a descent of 400 vertical feet.
33° 30' 23.10" N, 109° 49' 24.13" W

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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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San Carlos Indian Reservation Black & Salt River Permit required.
Price, info & locations at San Carlos - Permits

High Clearance possible when dry

To hike
From Globe (junction at US60), drive southeast along US70 approximately 24.2 miles to SC-8. SC-8 to Point of Pines is a paved highway. There are NO services of any kind at Point of Pines. Drive along SC-8 for approximately 53.5 mile to SC-4. The turn for SC-4 is just outside of Point of Pines. SC-4 is a maintained dirt/gravel road.

Drive northwest along SC-4 for approximately 7.7 miles to SC-1561. SC-1561 is an un-maintained high-clearance road that is NOT drivable when wet. Drive north/northeast for approximately 6.4 to the camping/parking area at Lost Basin. There is no vehicle access down to the river. See attached topo map for clarification of the area along SC-1561.

!!WARNING!! Lost Basin is a remote location, deep within the San Carlos Reservation. The nearest cell phone signal is over 65 miles away. Use caution and discretion during ALL activities. You're on your own!
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