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Blodgett Basin Trail #31, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,589 feet
Elevation Gain 1,631 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,807 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.02
 Backpack Yes & Connecting
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7  2018-09-08
West Clear Creek Trail #17 to Maiden Falls
6  2013-05-11
West Clear Creek & Blodgett Canyon Loop
15  2013-05-11
West Clear Creek & Blodgett Canyon Loop
13  2011-08-20
West Clear Creek & Blodgett Canyon Loop
6  2008-05-31
West Clear Creek & Blodgett Canyon Loop
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Preferred Mar, Nov, Apr, Oct → 8 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:27am - 5:53pm
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    Coconino FS Details
    You'll drop 1,700 feet in about 2.5 miles on this trail, enjoying good views of scenic West Clear Creek Canyon along the way. The trail begins on a pinyon juniper flat and switchbacks down a moderately steep slope into the canyon. The trail was constructed as a route to move cattle between seasonal pastures. It still serves that purpose, at the same time being a recreational resource for forest visitors. As you follow its winding route, you'll want to take time out from watching where you step to take advantage of the excellent view of one of the rarest habitats in the world. West Clear Creek is home to a healthy example of a desert riparian zone. Some would call it an oasis. It supports a exceptionally diverse plant and animal community. Biologists say that up to 80% of Arizona's wildlife species are dependent on this productive habitat.

    The trail arrives at West Clear Creek at an area that is popular for fishing, camping, and just plain splashing around. Another way to approach this hike is to start at the Bull Pen Ranch Trailhead and hike up the Blodgett Basin Trail for the view.

    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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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To Bull Pen Trailhead
    From Phoenix go North on Highway I-17 to the SR 260 turnoff. Follow State Route 260 East about 6 to 8 miles to the turnoff for for Bull Pen and West Clear Creek.(FR618) Follow FR618 North about 2.25 miles to turnoff for FR215. Follow FR215 East just over 3 miles to the end.

    Cars can make it, many rocky sections are better suited for high clearance.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 108 mi, 2 hours 8 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 213 mi, 3 hours 48 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 66.7 mi, 1 hour 25 min

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