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Thumb Butte Groom Creek Loop, AZ
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7 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Sedona Loop Hike
Sedona Loop Hike
 
Thumb Butte Groom Creek Loop, AZ 
Thumb Butte Groom Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking17.69 Miles 2,737 AEG
Hiking17.69 Miles   6 Hrs   50 Mns   2.89 mph
2,737 ft AEG      43 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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We'd done both of these before, but It'd been awhile.

Started at the Thumb Butte TH and made the steep 600'/.8mile climb. Not a favorite, but it's over quickly.
The rest of the hike rollercoasters until you drop back to the start. All trails up here are in great shape and run in and out of the manicured forest. A smattering of MTB'ers, runners and hikers.

The birds were chirpin' and we (As Joe said) ran into a small pack of deer. Luckily they did not attack.

Next up was the popular Groom Creek Loop. Going CW, we stopped at the Groom Creek bouldering area for some lunch. We passed or were passed by a few runners and hikers. Breezes kept the temps delightful.

The southside of the loop had had plenty of thinning activity post Crooks fire. That portion of the trail has just reopened. Going through the area that was thinned, the trail is like talcum power and quite dusty. It'll take some rain to get this to lay down.

Good times in Prescott.
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