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The Rug Road

Post by RedRoxx44 » Dec 27 2007 5:09 pm

Looking for any recent info on this road. I drove this about 6 years ago and it was pretty tough in spots. However, now it is a way to access the west end of Aravaipa, without the hassle of a locked gate by the landowner out of Klondyke. I haven't resorted to calling the Safford Ranger district yet, or a couple of ranchers I know. If it's too bad would make a nice dayhike/backpack overland route.
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by tkknc » Dec 27 2007 5:39 pm

I have not been on the rug road in over 10 years, but some guys in the 4 wheel drive club I belong too, have been up there.

This article says a judge has ordered the gate opened?
http://www.eacourier.com/articles/2007/ ... 976511.txt

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Re: The Rug Road

Post by joebartels » Jul 16 2009 9:20 pm

For anybody that comes across this thread looking for information.
The route is posted in two segments (not sure why)
http://hikearizona.com/location_g.php?GPS=6918
http://hikearizona.com/location_g.php?GPS=6919

Grasshopper (Hank) can answer questions :)

Hank has a full detailed page at http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=2099
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by nonot » Jul 17 2009 1:10 am

Hank split it in 2 because Garmins have a 500 point display limit
http://hikearizona.com/garmin_maps.php

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Re: The Rug Road

Post by joebartels » Jul 17 2009 3:37 am

If it's 2,000 points does it only show 1/4 or the track or does it display every 4th point?
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by big_load » Jul 17 2009 10:13 am

nonot wrote:Hank split it in 2 because Garmins have a 500 point display limit
You can work around that by joining the two halves in MapSource on the PC. I also tricked my GPSMap60CS into handling more than 500, but I can't remember how I did it.

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Re: The Rug Road

Post by joebartels » Jul 17 2009 11:34 am

I don't get it. It must do a divide out points cause I have 1,400+ track in mine that I uploaded of Humphries via Inner Basin. The entire track is visible.
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by louie » Apr 09 2014 6:13 pm

Sorry to revive an old thread, but am wondering the condition of the road through Turkey Creek. I'd love to take my camper van out there and camp by the water. It's a big vehicle - check out the pic - it's a dodge extended passenger van, but it does have decent ground clearance.
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by PrestonSands » Apr 09 2014 7:26 pm

I would guess your van would do ok at least as far as the Turkey Creek cliff dwelling. The road gets narrow beyond that. There are several creek crossing dips that could possibly pose a challenge for a vehicle as long as yours, though (as in dragging the bumper).
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by Grasshopper » Apr 09 2014 8:29 pm

@louie I agree with Preston and I plotted the driving route with a number of key WPs and area hikes (to Turkey Creek Cliff Dwellings and the super nice Oak Grove Creek Canyon Hike) which is only a short 1.3 mile hiking distance further up Turkey Creek from the Cliff Dwellings area.

Here are the details: http://hikearizona.com/map.php?MY=6706&M=6 and we have a HAZ hike description for Oak Grove Creek Canyon http://hikearizona.com/decoder=15344 Wish I was there now :)
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by Nighthiker » Apr 09 2014 8:36 pm

If you drove that van of yours out on the road I think you will plug up the road the way Roosevelt Dam plugged up Tonto Creek and the Salt River.
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by Thoreau » Apr 14 2014 9:28 pm

Having run this route in a moddef fj cruiser, with a modded 2dr rubicon along, id say that prestons comments are spot on. You may be okay for a while past that even, depending on skill, luck, and star alignment. You wont be traversing the entire route through though.

Writeups from a fellow fj guy and more here:
http://www.azfj.org/index.php?name=Foru ... pic&t=6285

Tons of pics linked to towards the bottom of the first post as well.

Id say its still well worth it even in the abbreviated route. You couldnt pay me to drive that thing again, but I definitely see myself returning to the turkey creek side many more times.

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Re: The Rug Road

Post by Grasshopper » May 09 2014 10:36 pm

@louie
louie wrote:Sorry to revive an old thread, but am wondering the condition of the road through Turkey Creek. I'd love to take my camper van out there and camp by the water. It's a big vehicle - check out the pic - it's a dodge extended passenger van, but it does have decent ground clearance.
I'm just curious since you did not post back: Did you decide to drive your Moby Dick into the Turkey Creek area to camp/hike? :)
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Re: The Rug Road

Post by louie » May 10 2014 12:47 am

Not as of yet. I was eyeballing that for a fall trip. Might take my jeep through there first just to scope it out. I appreciate all the feedback. I'm always looking for creek side car camps for my van and kids. We love the water!
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