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Sitgreaves Ruins and Petroglyphs, AZ
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Sitgreaves Ruins and Petroglyphs, AZ 
Sitgreaves Ruins and Petroglyphs, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2014
topohiker
Hiking35.15 Miles 3,254 AEG
Hiking35.15 Miles   12 Hrs   15 Mns   3.27 mph
3,254 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
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This hike combined two areas that I haven’t visited yet.
Black canyon / horse canyon
Ruins / Petroglyphs by Heber


Black Canyon / Horse Canyon
Last time when I was at the Black Canyon lake Dam, my Delorme showed a road going down the canyon. I didn't see the road on the Garmin or on the HAZ maps, but I figured I would check it out.
I started by Black Canyon Rim campground and headed down the Hangman's trail. Then headed over to the lake and the Rocky Bluff trail. When I got to the dam, I saw a path leading down the canyon.
The path went down the creek and had a ton of dead fall on it. About a 1/2 mile down, there was an road gate in the creek. The Delorme told the truth! There was a road here at one time. The road is now a cow path. The canyon is a cool place. It had awesome rock formations and solitude. It felt like I was in the middle of nowhere, but I was only about a half mile from a major forest road. Eventually there was a fence line and a very old road was on the other side. I went past a couple of fenced in meadows. The old road ended at FR86 and it's behind a locked gate. I'll be back to explore some of the other abandoned roads in the area.

Ruins / Petroglyphs
The other week I met a local that told me about some ruins and petroglyphs near Heber. I did a little bit of research found them off of FR86 near the Black Canyon abandoned road. There's a trail that takes you up some switchbacks to the ruins. It look like some idiots have camped in the ruins and blackened the roof with a campfire.

The petroglyphs are down the road from the ruins. If you know where to look, you can see them from the road. There a short trail that takes you the pics. At first I passed them up and climbed on top of the shelf. There was a different trail on top. I came down and saw the pics. These pics are upside down. It's like a narrow/shallow cave with the pics on the roof. The artist must have laid on their back. I wasn't brave enough to crawl up on my back to get close pics. I'll let the JJ and Joe crew do that. I'm sure it would be nothing for them .

After the petroglyphs I went to the forest boundary to where the original ranger station was till 1949.


I then took FR86 to FR487 to FR300 to the Jeep.

There was an off and on light rain for most on the day. Then at 6 the sun came out, but then it started to rain from 7Pm on. As I walked on the rim road, there was a dense fog. It got so bad that I couldn't see 3 feet in front of me. The fog cleared near the Gentry LO tower.

It was cool to cold day on the rim. It never did warm up, but I didn't notice it as long as I keep moving.
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