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Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by Hikertrasharizona » Apr 06 2018 8:46 pm

We keep seeing the distance for the hike to Tony's ranch is around 10 miles. Now folks are posting a gate is closed so add 3 miles? Ok so what is the actual distance I know it sounds stupid but since it's listed as a there and back is it 10 miles just into the cabin or tonys ranch area or is it a total of 10 miles? Just trying to figure out details before we go lol. Any help as to this area is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by joebartels » Apr 06 2018 9:00 pm

@Hikertrasharizona

8.9 miles one way
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about 5.6 miles one-way to cabin
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no clue on gate reference
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by wallyfrack » Apr 06 2018 9:06 pm

If you hike in from the Iron Bridge trailhead it's about 11.5 miles total (5.75 in + 5.75 out) to the Cabin.
If you drive another 4 miles to the second Haunted Canyon trailhead it's about 8 miles total (4 in + 4 out) to the Cabin.

The gate is at the Iron Bridge area. It has been there a while but you start out hiking the road for about 1.5 miles.
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by Hikertrasharizona » Apr 07 2018 11:47 am

Hey guys thanks alot this clears things up alot. We appreciate it very much!

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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by RowdyandMe » Apr 07 2018 12:52 pm

@wallyfrack
And the entrance to the Cave of 1000 eyes?
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Apr 07 2018 2:56 pm

RowdyandMe wrote:And the entrance to the Cave of 1000 eyes?
Look for the patch. You have to lift it up to enter in...
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by te_wa » Apr 10 2018 4:49 pm

you can always go in to Skull Cave (not to be confused with the yavapai massacre near canyon lake)
Donna is gonna love Tony Ranch.
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by Hikertrasharizona » Apr 12 2018 5:31 pm

Okwhat is this cave of which you speak???? Sounds quite interesting!

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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by big_load » Apr 12 2018 9:36 pm

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[ Cave of a Thousand Eyes a.k.a. Moraga cavern ]

FWIW, I couldn't find it. I'm not sure I'd believe anyone who says they have, except for Tom Kollenborn.

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Post by AZLumberjack » Apr 13 2018 5:47 am

Hikertrasharizona wrote:Okwhat is this cave of which you speak???? Sounds quite interesting!
Here's a link to Tom Kollenborn's story about the "Cave of a Thousand Eyes". Many have searched for the entrance to the cave in recent years, but if they have located it, they're keeping it a secret.
http://superstitionmountaintomkollenbor ... -eyes.html
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by ToddHid » Apr 14 2018 10:03 am

That's a pretty cool story by Tom. I can believe that no one found the entrance to the cave. Hopefully someone will stumble upon it sooner or later and share it with others.

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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by big_load » Apr 14 2018 12:11 pm

ToddHid wrote:I can believe that no one found the entrance to the cave.
There are a lot of partly-filled holes out there. More than a few of them are bear dens or home to other large critters. Here's one in that general vicinity, probably an old prospect, but now somebody's home:

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It would take more effort to find out if it's the entrance to something bigger, which is more than I'm up for on a long day of backpacking.
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by Tough_Boots » Apr 14 2018 10:26 pm

big_load wrote:FWIW, I couldn't find it. I'm not sure I'd believe anyone who says they have, except for Tom Kollenborn.
He's the last person I would believe...
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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by big_load » Apr 15 2018 12:21 am

Tough_Boots wrote:He's the last person I would believe...
Well, apart from Dutchman stuff, anyway.

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Re: Haunted canyon/ Tony's ranch

Post by Hikertrasharizona » Apr 15 2018 5:18 pm

Very interesting folks....I'm into this kind of stuff. Don't get much chance to explore anymore. But one day I'll get more to it lol. Thanks y'all for the info.

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