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Devil's ChasmGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2020
KansasKid
Hiking3.90 Miles 2,160 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   6 Hrs      0.98 mph
2,160 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
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1st trip
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I have used HAZ for years as a wonderful resource and this hike and ruin has been on my to-do list since I moved to Arizona in 2004. Reading triplogs for years and seeing the photosets of this majestic ruin made me envious of those who had been. I love people, but hiking for me is a break away from the grind and every time I made a trek to visit, people were already there so I have gradually visited all the other ruins in the area, until this last week. Due to coronavirus keeping the kids in the house and driving momma nuts, I talked my buddy into going with me and the boys and what a treat it was to finally see.

Unlike past trips, I appreciated seeing a couple other outdoor lovers getting out of the house and also visiting Devil's Chasm. We kept our distance, but shared pleasantries as we embarked on this stair-climbing substitute of a workout. Like most views and canyons along Cherry Creek Road, the views were amazing, the weather was perfect and water was flowing. I have read so much about this hike that I mentally visualized each landmark we were coming up to. The trail was clearer than others in the area and easy to follow. Thank you to the previous trail samaritan's who left rope at the water fall and at the final ascent to the ruins. My buddy was older and it was a godsend for him.

The ruins were a sight to see and definitely did not disappoint. The height at which these ruins are found in these canyons is still mind-blowing to me and makes you appreciate these past peoples perseverance. From the ruins we enjoyed a nice lunch and scanned diligently with bino's for future explorations upon what we were able to observe and map out.

We spent alot of time taking pictures and scanning each area as we were in no rush and simply enjoyed the day. Thanks HAZ folks for the years of information and experience you freely share. We were originally planning to go to Cold Spring and Pueblo the next day but my buddy won't be moving for the next week or so I'm guessing and may never go with me again lol.

My buddy spotted a mineshaft on the south side of the canyon along with what appears to be remnants of another set of ruins further east and on another ledge on the north side. I haven't read about anymore in this particular canyon but plan to find out soon enough.
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