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Coon Bluff LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking2.00 Miles 277 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
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With the Lower Salt River being one of the few areas still open, I went out to the cliffs to catch a sunrise. Richard wanted to get out and exercise his injured achilles tendon and I thought this would be a short with a little up way to do that.

Same as always, a short hike up from the base of the cliffs and a big view at the end. The trail is very defined now and starts just to the south of the base and goes up on several different paths. They both end up at a step up at the top. There are several vantage points that offer excellent views of the river and the eastern horizon.

The clouds abided and gave some very nice colors pre-dawn. The sun hide behind them for a while, but eventually made an appearance about 30 minutes past sunrise.

I wandered a little on the other side towards Phon D Sutton. The views to the west on the crest of the bluff provide some nice views of Red Mountain, Fountain Hills and the western horizon.

I will have to get in a more rigorous hike this holiday weekend to get in my much needed exercise, but this one is for the views, that is for sure.
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