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8 by photographer avatarCharger55
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Sunrise Arch - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2011
Charger55
Hiking1.50 Miles 1,364 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   2 Hrs      0.75 mph
1,364 ft AEG
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With the Salt River being so low right now, I decided to start from Water Users Rec Area. It's way more convenient than starting at Blue Point. The only drawback being that you're forced to take a break after only five minutes of hiking to dry your feet. That gave me time to search out a route.

The arch is clearly evident in the morning sun, but it's tough to pinpoint the rest of the day. I guess that's why it's called Sunrise Arch. The ascent is steep but short and views are nice in all directions. Not much fauna other than a heron and some coots in the water. I did see a small snake dart past me at the arch. Probably a good reminder that I should put these off-trail hikes on hold now that it's getting warmer.
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