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Tortilla Creek Waterfall, AZ
mini location map2014-04-05
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Tortilla Creek Waterfall, AZ 
Tortilla Creek Waterfall, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2014
hikerdw
Hiking8.46 Miles 820 AEG
Hiking8.46 Miles   5 Hrs   35 Mns   2.27 mph
820 ft AEG   1 Hour   51 Mns Break
 
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The description for trip 67 in the Carlson/Stewart Superstition Wilderness Trail West book reads "The waterfall in the Upper Box of Tortilla Creek may be the waterfall that detoured the soldiers while on their trip from Fort McDowell to the Silver King Mine, resulting in the Two Soldiers Lost Mine story. It is rough hiking in a pretty canyon that often has pools of water."

In the one triplog I found posted by Kanode he writes, "This is the most interesting section of Tortilla Creek that I've seen. It's possibly the best creek hike that I've ever been on with a great reward to effort ratio."

This hike has been on my list for a while and every time we would hike FR213 I would look down on that section of Tortilla Creek and think to myself, some day. Well, yesterday was "some day" and in a word, FANTASTIC. It was rough and slow hiking and you constantly had to be route finding but that just added to the fun. There was no water going over the waterfall but to be honest I highly doubt you could complete this hike if there was unless you were a fish or had a raft but then it's not a hike.

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