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Rattlesnake Canyon Quiet Area, AZ
mini location map2019-03-29
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Rattlesnake Canyon Quiet Area, AZ 
Rattlesnake Canyon Quiet Area, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2019
kelly14
Hiking7.30 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   5 Hrs   14 Mns   1.52 mph
1,100 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
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What a great day!

Originally was gonna head to the Jacks Canyon Area near Apache Maid Mountain but the road was closed at the Stoneman lake rd intersection. The Rattlesnake Quiet Area was our next option and the goal was to get to Rattlesnake Canyon. We did and it was gorgeous! All the snowmelt had this canyon flowing quite strongly and it was a beautiful sight to see. Flowing water, 60 degree temps, and wildlife had us thinking we were in heaven. Hoped we might stumble into some sheds and we did, found our first elk shed of the year!

Think this place has earned a return trip!

Stoneman lake rd btw appears to have gotten some love, it was so much smoother than the few times we drove on it last year. (At least up to the Stoneman Lake Overlook)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Rattlesnake Canyon Heavy flow Heavy flow
Wet winter has this canyon pushing lots of water downstream

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Stoneman Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full
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