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Elephant Rock Arch - Sierra AnchaGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking4.15 Miles 1,354 AEG
Hiking4.15 Miles   3 Hrs   52 Mns   1.45 mph
1,354 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
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After completing the McFadden Horse Trail, we drove over to this area and parked just past the turn off for the McFadden Lookout.

There were a couple of Bow hunters camped there and just getting ready to go out for the afternoon hunt. This hike is all bushwhack. Nothing too terrible, just a roller coaster until you get to the first pile of rocks (Some will read ruins into this).

From here, your target is in sight. 200 feet and 0.2 mile down to the next pile of rocks and then .30 mile and 600' up (STEEP) to Elephant Rock Arch.

We were surprised at how totally cool this area was. Much better than expected. Not only the rocks and Arch, but the views are just WOW.

Video :next: https://youtu.be/At ... OzIc

The weather turned out much nicer on this one than feared. It's in tree cover almost the entire way, breezes picked up, and spotty clouds blessed us.

One this two hike trip, notable fauna spotted.
3 deer (I think we saw more than the hunters)
1 five foot Gopher snake
1 Turkey

Great Hike!
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