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Winter Cabin Trail #70, AZ

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Difficulty 3.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 5.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,899 feet
Elevation Gain -2,299 feet
Accumulated Gain 186 feet
Avg Time One Way 2.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.12
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Winter Cabin - Ott Lake
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9  2016-06-11
Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop
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Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, Aug, May
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  5:14am - 7:45pm
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Likely In-Season!
Winter Cabin Trail descends gradually through Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, and juniper trees with many shaded areas for about a mile and a half to the historic Winter Cabin. Winter Cabin Spring, which normally runs all year, is located in the creek behind the cabin and about 30 feet downstream on the other side of the creek. A campsite is located near the cabin. At the cabin, you can connect with Hog Hill Trail #133 and Kelsey Springs Trail #3, or you can continue on Winter Cabin Trail in a southwest direction as the trail descends about 1,500 feet of elevation in 5 miles through chaparral type of vegetation and a partially shaded canyon to Sycamore Creek. There is no water available in this area of Sycamore Creek. At Sycamore Creek, you can connect with the Sycamore Trail, which runs downstream along Sycamore Creek. Along the lower part of Winter Cabin Trail, there is a short side hike to Ott Lake, where water is unreliable.

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Winter Cabin Trail #70 - MAP

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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
Drive south from Flagstaff 20.8 miles on FR 231 (Woody Mountain Road). Turn right on FR231A past the Turkey Butte Lookout Tower and drive 3.3 miles to FR 538.

Turn Right on FR 538 and follow approx 0.65 miles to the Winter Cabin Trailhead.
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