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Hickey Springs Trail #311, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Distance One Way 10.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,502 feet
Elevation Gain 2,100 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,726 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 19.98
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Apr, Feb
Sun  6:48am - 5:15pm
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Pleasant Valley Trail #84
same trailhead
7.0 mi
3,141 ft
Clifton Peak
Clifton Peak
0.5 mi away
2.0 mi
1,200 ft
Evans Point-San Francisco River
Evans Point-San Francisco River
2.0 mi away
1.2 mi
507 ft
Mares Bluff
Mares Bluff
2.3 mi away
0.7 mi
336 ft
Red Canyon - Clifton
Red Canyon - Clifton
2.5 mi away
4.5 mi
850 ft
Ash Spring Canyon
Ash Spring Canyon
2.6 mi away
2.0 mi
500 ft
Morenci Southern Railroad
Morenci Southern Railroad
4.0 mi away
3.5 mi
405 ft
San Francisco River View
San Francisco River View
4.1 mi away
1.8 mi
60 ft
Chesser Gulch
Chesser Gulch
7.1 mi away
5.0 mi
886 ft
Chase Creek Gorge
Chase Creek Gorge
7.7 mi away
0.8 mi
376 ft
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Hickey Springs Trail #311 is a 10.9 mile one way hike with 2,726 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 29 miles northeast of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: The trail departs from the Pleasant Valley Trail #84, near the one mile point in Limestone Gulch, and heads northeast past Ash Spring, Sunset Spring, through Bootleg Saddle (just north of Sunset Peak), then follows Hickey Canyon down to the San Francisco River. Bring a topo map and be prepared for primitive country.

Apache Sitgreaves National Forest says: Going south, this is an extremely difficult trail from the San Francisco River to Hickey Springs and is of moderate difficulty from Hickey Springs to the Forest boundary.

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    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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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    From Safford, head east on Highway 70/191. 10 miles from Safford, the highway splits, turn left onto Highway 191 and follow it for another 23.75 miles to a highway junction known as 3-Way (old drive-in movie theater and store). Turn left to remain on Highway 191. From the 3-Way junction, head north on highway 191 for approximately 9.4 miles to milepost 163.9, in the town of Clifton (this point is just after crossing the 2nd railroad track and before the Circle K store). At milepost 163.9, turn right onto Zorilla Street, then make an immediate left onto Frisco Avenue. Frisco Avenue crosses a bridge over the San Francisco River at 0.55 miles, and becomes the San Francisco River Road (unsigned). Follow the San Francisco River Road for another 0.9 miles, to the first canyon on the right, which is Limestone Gulch. There are no trail signs or designated parking areas (You're on your own!).
    page created by PrestonSands on Feb 09 2010 8:10 pm
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