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Barbershop Canyon, AZ
mini location map2022-08-07
15 by photographer avatarmikemcg
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Barbershop Canyon, AZ 
Barbershop Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking7.14 Miles 1,603 AEG
Hiking7.14 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   1.73 mph
1,603 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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We decided to check out this area in between the monsoon rains. It was an easy descent into Barbershop canyon. The creek was flowing well, ranging from 3-15 inches deep, and 1-10 feet wide. There were well-defined use trails the entire way along the canyon, with numerous creek crossings necessary. There were wildflowers, butterflies, and birds chirping everywhere. Much of the canyon was carpeted in ferns. It was very peaceful. We saw no wildlife in the canyon other than the aforementioned butterflies and ferns, probably because of our voices.
We exited the canyon at the Barbershop trail, and followed the trail to Dane Canyon, which was completely dry. The original plan was to go a few miles up Dane Canyon, then loop back to the starting point, but the downpour and lightning started, and some of us were apprehensive about being in an unknown canyon during a monsoon, so we took Barbershop trail back to FR139C to our vehicle. We saw 2 elk while walking back on the road, and 6 more elk while driving out on FR139. Overall beautiful, peaceful experience, cut short by monsoon rains. Will be back.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial

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Constant flow throughout the 2.5 mile stretch of canyon, 3-15 inches deep, 1-10 feet wide.
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