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Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20, AZ

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 12 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,244 feet
Elevation Gain -3,292 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 28.46
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Preferred   Jul, Jun, Aug, Sep → 8 AM
Seasons   Late Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:48am - 5:16pm
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0.9 mi away
2.4 mi
5 ft
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4.3 mi away
3.1 mi
11 ft
East Eagle Trail #33
6.2 mi away
12.6 mi
1,750 ft
Chitty Trail 37
6.5 mi away
5.2 mi
1,600 ft
Sawmill Cabin via East Eagle Trail #33
Sawmill Cabin via East Eagle Trail #33
6.6 mi away
5.0 mi
500 ft
Honeymoon Campground
6.7 mi away
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6.8 mi away
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7.7 mi away
9.2 mi
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A popular route to the Blue River, Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20 starts near Rose Peak Lookout. The trial starts in mixed conifer and ponderosa pine forest. The vegetation changes to pinyon and juniper forest as you go down in elevation, towards Blue River.

About 0.5 miles down the trail you pass an abandoned cabin, this was the home for early fire lookouts at Rose Peak some 50 years ago. The cabin was located here to be close to water, large old pumps were left behind when the cabin was abandoned. Just off the trail to the east of the junction with Lengthy Trail #89 you will see the remains of another old cabin known as Strayhorse Cabin.


Exploratory mining took place near the bottom of the trail. These drill holes were not capped and you can hear water running in them if you listen carefully.

The trail enters the Blue Range Primitive Area just after you leave the information Kiosk. Therefore no bicycles or motorized use are allowed past this point.

Notes:
* Bring drinking water. Treat any water you find before drinking.
* Shares a trailhead with Red Mountain Trail #25. Connects to Hagan Trail #31 and Lengthy Trail #89, and Blue River Trail #101.

Trail Log:
* 1.4 Distance from US Highway 191 to Strayhorse Spring
* 5.6 Distance from Strayhorse Spring to junction at Hagan Trail # 31
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* 1.0 Distance from junction at Hagan Trail # 31 to the junction at Lengthy Trail # 89
* 1.4 Distance from junction at Lengthy Trail # 89 to end of trail at Blue River

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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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    Access: Take US Highway 191 North of Clifton for 49 miles. The trailhead is on the eastside
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