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Turkey Creek Cliff DwellingGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2017
Steph_and_Blake
Hiking2.80 Miles
Hiking2.80 Miles   2 Hrs      1.87 mph
      30 Mns Break
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After establishing our campsites at the Fourmile Campground about a 1/2 mile south of the booming (ha!) town of Kolondyke, we drove out to the east trailhead for Aravaipa Canyon. 4x4 is recommended, but you could probably get there in any pickup truck - or at least given the current road conditions. Beware that there are numerous creek crossings along the drive. We jumped out, threw on some old tennis shoes, and headed south on the clearly signed Turkey Creek in search of the cliff dwelling. It was a very pleasant, very easy hike which involved zero route-finding (you simply walk upstream), plenty of shade, crossing through Turkey Creek several times, and an opportunity to be a kid again and have fun on a rope swing. :D You can't miss the cliff dwelling as there's a large sign down by the creek. A short, semi-steep climb gets you to the cliff dwelling. It was not difficult to imagine why peoples of the Salada culture made a seasonal home here...plenty of water, not too hot, abundant wildlife. We would heartily recommend this hike after the 3.5 hour drive from Phoenix. I should add that the Fourmile Campground was very clean, offers flush toilets and running water, and is a bargain at $5 per night ($2.50 for Golden Age passholders). Just be sure to take your own toilet paper as it wasn't always stocked. Another camping option is on the banks of Turkey Creek. While we hiked Turkey Creek, you can actually drive it at least as far as the cliff dwelling. There were several primitive campsites along the way that looked very nice, especially if the temps are high.
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