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Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by Grasshopper » Feb 10 2018 10:25 am

The last posted trip log for Pueblo Canyon Ruins was on 10/14/17 with no mention of trail route access issues. HAZ- Oregon_Hiker is now at the Ellison Ranch/Cherry Crk Crossing with plans to hike into Pueblo Canyon Ruins tomorrow Sun-2/11am. On 2/9 Oregon_Hiker talked to a hiker who told him that a "rock landslide" across the trail route now prohibited further access to the Pueblo Canyon Ruins..

Can anyone from HAZ confirm or deny this rock landslide access to Pueblo Canyon Ruins?
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by chumley » Feb 10 2018 1:09 pm

do we have any reason to believe that the person he talked to was making it up?
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 10 2018 1:16 pm

I guess Larry can confirm it when he gets there... Maybe there's a Landslide blocking the Trail, but does that mean that the Ruins are totally Inaccessible??? Can't walk over the Landslide, or find a way around it???
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by Grasshopper » Feb 10 2018 1:21 pm

outdoor_lover wrote:
Feb 10 2018 1:16 pm
I guess Larry can confirm it when he gets there... Maybe there's a Landslide blocking the Trail, but does that mean that the Ruins are totally Inaccessible??? Can't walk over the Landslide, or find a way around it???
Correct, we were just hoping for a quick second HAZ opinion since Larry had this hike planned for manana and he does not have cell service where he is now camping.
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by big_load » Feb 10 2018 3:33 pm

I'd still like to know if it's possible to reach the ruins from above. Most of the other ruins I've visited near there have a viable route from the top.

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Post by hikeaz » Feb 10 2018 4:17 pm

big_load wrote:
Feb 10 2018 3:33 pm
I'd still like to know if it's possible to reach the ruins from above. Most of the other ruins I've visited near there have a viable route from the top.


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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by CannondaleKid » Feb 10 2018 4:25 pm

big_load wrote:I'd still like to know if it's possible to reach the ruins from above.
In the case of Pueblo, I'd say the easy answer is no, at least not from above.
{Edit: Unless you are an experienced climber with the appropriate gear}

However, on more than one occasion I've thought about a more direct approach... starting from Cherry Creek Road 600-700' north of the canyon, ascend WNW until reaching the level of the ruins then follow the topo line along the wall to the site.
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by Grasshopper » Feb 11 2018 4:58 pm

Grasshopper wrote:Oregon_Hiker.. plans to hike into Pueblo Canyon Ruins tomorrow Sun-2/11am. On 2/9 Oregon_Hiker talked to a hiker who told him that a "rock landslide" across the trail route now prohibited further access to the Pueblo Canyon Ruins..
Official word from Oregon_Hiker today, Sun-2/11/18: "The rock slide is very old. The trail crosses it."
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 11 2018 6:57 pm

chumley wrote:
Feb 10 2018 1:09 pm
do we have any reason to believe that the person he talked to was making it up?
Grasshopper wrote:
Feb 11 2018 4:58 pm
Official word from Oregon_Hiker today, Sun-2/11/18: "The rock slide is very old. The trail crosses it."
Another Case of...don't believe everything you hear, or read.....
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Re: Pueblo Cyn Ruins (Recent Landslide Restricts Hike Access?)

Post by Oregon_Hiker » Feb 12 2018 5:13 pm

chumley wrote:do we have any reason to believe that the person he talked to was making it up?
The guy was riding an ATV, said he and his wife had 1.5 hours of available time to hike when they came to the "landslide". He was unclear about whether or not they were even on the correct trail but had reached a location where they could see the ruins across the canyon. He obviously wasn't a trust worthy source but at the time I just wanted to make sure before taking my son-in-law and his dad on that hike.

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