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Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 28 2002
ck_1
Hiking8.20 Miles 1,118 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles   5 Hrs      1.64 mph
1,118 ft AEG
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Reading all the forum posts about the HAZ hike last weekend made me want to give this trail a shot, so on Sunday, April 28 my buddy Tony and I headed out to Roger's Canyon. On the way in, we noticed a rather interesting (dry) water cache across the
wash. Once the road gained elevation, the
views were spectacular. We had a few guests at the trailhead. The trail itself was easy to follow; until we got to what we believed was the junction. Since the sign only indicated the trail we were on (Reavis Ranch Trail) and not the Roger's Canyon Trail, we figured we were supposed to turn left and head toward the creek. Along the way, we noticed an interesting tree ornament hanging over the trail. We were enjoying the hike so much; we overshot the ruins and ended up in Angel Basin (I think Fritzski mentioned it in his post). The views were wonderful!
Backtracking, we saw what we believed to be the ruins. After scrambling up the slope, our hunch was confirmed by the forest service. After exploring the lower level ruins, we followed the path to the second floor. These ruins are amazingly well preserved. They reminded me of the ones at Tonto National Monument. The structures were
just amazing. We were careful to look but not touch. After exploring and a quick snack, we headed back, catching one last glimpse of the ruins from the trail. Our hike took about 5 hours. We keep a mild pace and took our time. We passed several people heading in when we were heading out. If you head out to Roger's Canyon, remember that the trail junction is no longer signed where you need to turn left. I believe it's about a mile and a half from the trailhead. Overall, this is a great hike, I'm sure I'll be back!
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