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Virgus Canyon (Upper) - via Rug Road
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Virgus Canyon (Upper) - via Rug RoadGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2009
Grasshopper
Hiking3.90 Miles 752 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   1.14 mph
752 ft AEG
 
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On our 2nt/3day (5/16-18/09) seventy mile road trip on the legendary "Rug Road" Eric & I had one full day to do a couple of seperate day trips from our primary campsite which served as the TH Start for this days' activities. On this Sun-5/17, we first hiked down Upper Virgus Canyon.

This lush, reparian, and remote canyon which the "Rug Road" crosses, offers a great location for a backpack campsite (only 1 mile hike in) and/or a remote off-trail canyon dayhike. This canyon has a seasonal creek with large sycamore trees, a historic cabin- Virgus Cabin & Corrals, and also has a perennial spring (Bleak Spring) which is located only 100 yards behind the old Virgus Cabin.

We much enjoyed viewing all the Virgus homestead history as my pic set attempts to show and also the serious geology that took place in this scenic canyon. We had plans to hike another mile down canyon, but the sometimes thick overgrowth in this riparian canyon creek was just too time consuming as we had another day trip planned this day.

Just FYI.. for those who are familiar with Aravaipa Canyon, approximately six miles further down Virgus Canyon from where our hike ended, is the intersection with a beautiful section of the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness/Perserve. A very popular backpack choice (admission by BLM-Safford office, permit only).
Geology
Geology
Chrysocolla
Culture
Culture
Wooden Dwelling
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Named place
Bleak Spring
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This is a perennial spring;
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