River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

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chumley
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River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

Post by chumley » Dec 03 2012 12:27 pm

While hiking the Tonto over the weekend, we encountered a very well-cairned route from the Tonto leading downward. We didn't have the time or effort to follow the route, but I assume it leads to the river. Possibly to the beach clearly visible on the Satellite photo across from where Vishnu Creek enters from the north?

The route begins at the crosshairs on this map, exactly 1.5 trail miles from the crossing of the western drainage leading into Cottonwood Creek.
http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=2326

It looks very intriguing, and I'd be very interested in exploring this route sometime but was hoping somebody might have some additional information?
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Re: River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

Post by johnlp » Dec 03 2012 12:32 pm

Probably the Old Grandview trail.
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Re: River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

Post by chumley » Dec 03 2012 1:41 pm

That's definitely it. Thanks!
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Re: River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

Post by chumley » Dec 04 2012 10:39 am

Once old grandview was suggested I did a web search and found several detailed writeups on the route, in addition to that one. I hope to be able to add one to HAZ in the future!
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Re: River Access from Tonto between Cottonwood and Grapevine

Post by toddak » Dec 04 2012 6:38 pm

Excellent, another reason to head for Grandview again!

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