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Weekes Wash, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Phoenix > Superstitions NW
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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,232 feet
Elevation Gain 500 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.5
Backpack Possible & Connecting
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2  2017-09-04 rayhuston
8  2016-08-19 gummo
1  2015-04-18 AZLumberjack
19  2008-03-17 joebartels
16  2007-07-15 joebartels
4  2006-12-17 AZLOT69
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov → 9 AM
Seasons   Early Winter to Late Winter
Sun  6:58am - 5:23pm
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Nearby Area Water
First Water Lower Creek Shuttle
First Water Lower Creek Shuttle
0.0 mi away
5.8 mi
-300 ft
Hackberry Spring from Horse Lot
Hackberry Spring from Horse Lot
0.0 mi away
2.6 mi
344 ft
Garden Valley - Hackberry Loop
Garden Valley - Hackberry Loop
0.0 mi away
6.0 mi
429 ft
Horse Lot Trailhead to First Water TH
0.0 mi away
0.5 mi
60 ft
First Water Tributaries 2947 Loop
First Water Tributaries 2947 Loop
0.4 mi away
4.3 mi
815 ft
Massacre Falls Loop - First Water TH
Massacre Falls Loop - First Water TH
0.4 mi away
6.9 mi
1,375 ft
Massacre Grounds Upper First Water Loop
Massacre Grounds Upper First Water Loop
0.4 mi away
6.7 mi
1,380 ft
Second Water - Black Mesa cut Loop
Second Water - Black Mesa cut Loop
0.4 mi away
9.3 mi
462 ft
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water TH
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water TH
0.4 mi away
11.3 mi
1,560 ft
Old West Boulder Canyon Ridge
Old West Boulder Canyon Ridge
0.4 mi away
10.5 mi
3,300 ft
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Hidden Mines in the Foothills
by AZLOT69

Likely In-Season!
1893.......The Foothills of the Superstitions were crawling with Prospectors, Goldfield was a booming Gold Mine settlement. Over four thousand people by some accounts, making Goldfield the largest city in Arizona. The Goldfield area is home to the Mammoth Mine and the Black Queen mines. Over three million dollars worth of Gold was excavated from the Mammoth Mine and that is based on the price of Gold in 1893 ( $20.00 an ounce). Todays value of Gold $ 625.00 an ounce. Countless other mines dot the foothills, many just feet away from the roads. Get out there and take a stroll, bushwhacking in the cooler weather, while the critters are not present. You may be surprised by the hidden adventures that await. Beautiful rocky washes are abundant. Think prospecting was a thing of the past ? We found fresh claims in this area filed in the Spring of 2006. Weekes Wash is prominant on the Topo maps and you will discover it is a major drainage for the Foothills of the Superstitions. Its origin is in the same area as the origin for First Water, the northern Superstition Mountains and while First Water drains to Canyon Lake, Weekes Wash takes a dramatic turn and eventually heads south toward Apache Junction. You can follow the wash but I suggest to effectively cover it , pick an area and do a grid search of that area . Many different day trips can be created along this drainage enabling you to discover dozens of new and old minings claims, diggings, glory holes, and mines. Look at my submitted Route, follow it or create your own. Spectacular views of the Superstitions, the plants of the Sonoran Desert, and wonderful sunsets await. Bring a camera.

AZLOT69
    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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    To Horse Lot Trailhead
    From Mesa follow Highway 60 East to Idaho Road. Turn North onto Idaho Road which is SR88 and follow North 2.2 miles. SR88 bends right just past Scenic St. and Idaho continues North. Be sure to go right and stay on SR88. Follow SR88 5.2 miles to the signed turnoff for First Water Trailhead, this is FR-78. Turn right on to FR-78 and follow 2.1 miles to the huge parking area on the left surrounded by horse rails.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 42.6 mi - about 57 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 136 mi - about 2 hours 15 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 187 mi - about 3 hours 1 min
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