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Tucker BoxGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 10 2021
jillyonanadventure
Canyoneering1.68 Miles 339 AEG
Canyoneering1.68 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   1.00 mph
339 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
 
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Off to the Anchas for one last rodeo before it’s too hot! I was in the mood for a remote canyon, so Tucker Box seemed like a perfect option. There isn’t too much HAZ info on this hike so I’ll try to include some helpful details.

Drive:
- we were using someone’s drive route and where they had parked made no sense to us, so we did get a bit confused before figuring out where to go. (If you see my driving route that should explain any back and forth). The road is quite lovely for a while, until right after it passes a private property. After this, things escalate very quickly! The “road” basically contained tons and tons of rocks of various sizes (ranging from the size of an orange to the size of a watermelon that you’re driving over, with some much larger as well). Add in several rutted sections and it was the recipe for extremely slow, tedious driving. 4Low and rock clawing functions were used to get through.

Side note: while looking for the canyon entry point, we saw ruins on the map and were able to pretty much drive right up to them. It was a large ruin site that had a Circlestone vibe and kind of a neat little area.

Hike: we finally found an entry point (thanks a national company that will spam the shit outta ya until you opt out) and it was basically a thorny bushwhack down a steep slope with loose rocks. Thankfully, it’s a pretty quick entry so the pain is short lived. Once down into the canyon the beginning wasn’t too exciting (IMO), but about after a mile in there was a beautiful section with the stunning red rocks. We had to bypass some pools of water and had some short downclimbs, but the canyoneering aspect is very basic.

The creek bed was mostly dry, with a few pockets of water throughout and a beautiful area of a flowing stream. There were some gross looking stagnant pools, but also areas that looked clear. There were a ton of frogs and tadpoles in the canyon which was cool.

I prefer loops, so we opted to exit the canyon at the end and link up with the road. Man, that road was steep and very hot/exposed (zero shade)! James ended up going ahead of me and picked me up when I was almost at the top. (Thank you James!) My route will show an incomplete loop but you’ll get the picture of where to go.

Would like to possibly return when there is more water flowing, but gosh that road is definitely a really rough one!
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