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Devils Canyon 5 Pools Loop, AZ
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Devils Canyon 5 Pools Loop, AZ 
Devils Canyon 5 Pools Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2013
The_Eagle
Hiking8.78 Miles 2,636 AEG
Hiking8.78 Miles   6 Hrs   44 Mns   1.61 mph
2,636 ft AEG   1 Hour   17 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Joe's been talking this one up for quite awhile, before it got too much hotter, it was time to take a trip out there. If you are a first timer to go out here, check out my GPS track and waypoints for suggested Parking for this one. HC 4x4 will save you a bit more that a mile of road hiking.

This is an enjoyable canyon offering stark contrasts between jagged cliff walls, Hoodoos, and thick rain forest like flora complete with butterfly's and birds you don't typically hear in other places in Arizona. Long pants for this one as you'll be walking through poison ivy in places.

It's slow going getting down this canyon but nothing technical until you get to the pools. For us, we used the rope to get down to pool 1.

We swam pool 1,
waded through stinky pool (Puddle 2) and
then went high to North (Left) to bypass pool 3. We couldn't find a good way down to get to the remaining pools, so we enjoyed the views, took some pictures. We believe we should have gone up to the South (Right) instead. Next, went to see if we could find the cairned route to turn this into a loop. Success, as neither of us were looking forward to hiking back up the canyon.

An enjoyable canyon experience!


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