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8 by photographer avatarbuffalocheese
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Big Dipper - Castle Creek WildernessPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking3.20 Miles 1,008 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   5 Hrs      0.64 mph
1,008 ft AEG
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My wife and I have been wanting to do this hike for quite a while and weren't disappointed in the slightest. The water was refreshing and the hike was awesome. It took about an hour to get to the trail head from I-17 on a pretty decent dirt road. Quite an elevation drop, wasn't bad going down but on the hike out we were huffing and puffing pretty hard. Sweet swimming hole.

Some tips:
-don't leave valuables in your car, I've read about many people getting burglarized
-once you get to the creek bed at the bottom of the canyon leave the trail and just scramble down the creek for a while until you come to a big 'ole waterfall
-rope down falls is on the left as you approach the drop off
-bring some rope just in case the one that is there now isn't there later
-great trees for a hammock right by the pool
-deepest part of pool was only about 7 feet (May 2) so be careful when jumping off the cliffs
-early afternoon the pool is in full sun, later in the afternoon it is all shaded
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