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Hell Canyon - Garfias WashPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.77 Miles 338 AEG
Hiking4.77 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   1.56 mph
338 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
We parked in Cedar Basin a short distance north of where Garfias Wash crosses the road, and took one of the tributary washes east less than half a mile to connect with Garfias. Once in Garfias, we continued east to Hell Canyon. Easy hiking, some fun rocks to negotiate, and water the entire way—I love waterproof socks.

We passed sone dead cattle within the first mile, then some (live) burros in the next half mile. Around two miles in, I pointed up to a small alcove and told the kids to climb up there so I could take a picture of them. They climbed up then told me there was dead stuff up there, oops, I guess I had sent them up to a cat’s dining room.

We turned around near the beginning of Hell Canyon, just shy of two and a half miles. Retraced our steps back out to the car. Didn’t see anyone else all day, but there were fresh shoe prints in the wash.

I’d recommend high clearance 4wd on the road from Castle Hot Springs Rd to Cedar Basin. Rough & rocky, steep in places, some deterioration from just a few weeks ago.

Note: the last photo in my photoset is of a dead javelina from the alcove. Skip that picture if you don’t like to see that sort of thing.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Very few flowers.
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