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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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Routes 16,270
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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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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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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    Map Drive
    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!).
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