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14 by photographer avatarastrobrewer
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Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
astrobrewer
Hiking10.84 Miles 1,416 AEG
Hiking10.84 Miles   5 Hrs   34 Mns   1.96 mph
1,416 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I was looking for a new hike and found this one on hikearizona.com and it looked pretty cool. After turning off the highway as we started on the long dirt road to the trailhead a whole line of SUVs pulled out ahead of us. It was like rush hour in the Supes. I counted at least 15 SUVs ahead of us and there could have been more. My Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk made it through the one dicey spot about three quarters of a mile before the trailhead with no problems, although it was rockin' and rollin' and one of my rear wheels spun a bit when it wasn't touching the ground. I was worried about parking at the trailhead, but luckily none of the caravan of SUVs took the turnoff to the trailhead and there was plenty of parking.

It was a cool morning, but we warmed up once we were on the trail. There were occasional drops of rain all day, but never enough to make anything wet. The trail was mostly easy to follow, but there were a few times where we initially missed crossing the dry wash and found ourselves with no trail. But it was easy to recover and find the trail again most of the time. Still a lot of visible burn damage along the trail, but also new growth. The trail sort of petered out before getting to the ruins caves and you have to do a little boulder hopping in the wash, but it was all good. We saw only a few other people on the trail and at the ruins, so it was a nice quiet hike. The ruins were very cool to see.

The return hike is a lot tougher than the hike out, which isn't surprising since the return is uphill. That last mile or so seemed a lot steeper than what I remembered hiking out, but GPS says it was the same trail. Definitely worked up a sweat on teh return trip. On the drive back the views from the steep winding dirt road were spectacular.
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dry Rogers Canyon Spring Dry Dry
GPS said we were within a few feet of the spring location, but there was no water to be seen anywhere.
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