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Whetrock & Musk Hog Canyon Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,270 feet
Elevation Gain 1,328 feet
Accumulated Gain 3,070 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 23.35
Interest Off Trail Hiking
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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13  2005-01-15 joebartels
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,885
Routes 16,068
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Apr, Nov, Mar, Oct → 8 AM
Seasons   Early Winter to Late Winter
Sun  6:32am - 5:48pm
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Overview
Hike 1.75 miles up FS 192B to the wilderness boundary. You can drive up and shave 3.5 miles off this hike.


Off trail hike the rim southwest about 1 mile to Musk Hog Canyon. Drop down into Musk Hog and follow to Fraser Canyon. Cut over the low peninsula to Fraser Canyon and head up to Whetrock Canyon. Bring it home following Whetrock Canyon back up to the ridge.

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This is a moderately difficult hike.

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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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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Take US 60 east out of Apache Junction. A couple miles past Florence Junction turn north onto Queen Valley Road and follow 1.6 miles. Turn right onto FS 357 (Hewlett Station Road) and follow about three miles to FS 172. Turn left onto FS 172 and follow to 172B/172A junction. Follow 172B for maybe 0.2 miles (I didn't check the odometer) to FS 192B. FS192B is not marked as of this writing. It's extremely rutted. I've driven the road in stock 4x4 Tacoma but I don't recommend it. Therefore this hike starts at the junction of 172B/192B.

    11/12/2007 Kanode adds: I asked the Forest Service about FR 192b and was told that it is closed to motor vehicles.
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