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Coyote Buttes SouthNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2009
keepmoving
Hiking8.00 Miles
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Camped just South of the Utah/Arizona state line on the third night of my vacation in order to hit the trail early the next morning. Drove to the lone tree by around 7am and attempted to drive to the paw hole trailhead. But even with a 4x4 I didn't trust I would be able to make it all the way to paw hole without getting stuck in the sand: so I turned back after a mile and parked at the lone tree to begin my hike: BIG MISTAKE! Walking the 2.5 miles from the lone tree to the paw hole parking lot were some of the most miserable miles I have ever hiked. Sand might be difficult to drive in, but its SOOOOO much worse to hike in, especially when your going uphill and there is no shade!

Even though the hike was difficult the buttes make it totally worth it! The rock formations are spectacular and there is no way pictures could do the area justice! I think if I ever attempt this hike again I will attempt to drive to the cottonwood cove access point in order to see a different section of the buttes. The map that I received with my permit didn't convey how massive the area really is.
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