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Bulldog Cyn to Salt River - 4 members in 21 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 13 2020
DarthStiller
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 Mesa, AZ
Wolverine Pass TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2020
DarthStiller
Hiking4.90 Miles 553 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   2.06 mph
553 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Finally got a chance to take the family out for a hike in the nicer weather. This one is very close by and I hadn't got a chance to hike the Wolverine Pass Trail. We did a loop, starting on Wolverine Pass, headed north on the Bulldog Canyon Road and returned on the Deer Tanks Trail. Looks like we just missed Brian, who started hiking before us and hiked out and back to The Mask. We didn't see all the wildlife he did, either. Once we got back to the trailhead, we took the unmapped trails up into the rock formations and a little closer look at some of those. Short and uneventful hike, but very nice to get out in the morning and do an easy hike with the family. Weather was cool and breezy the entire time.
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Aug 15 2020
DarthStiller
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51 male
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2020
DarthStiller
Hiking7.97 Miles 1,116 AEG
Hiking7.97 Miles   3 Hrs   58 Mns   2.05 mph
1,116 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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With the even higher than normal temperatures forecasted for today, I wanted to do a hike that was closer to home and get a jump on the earlier part of the day. I also wanted something that didn't have too much elevation gain. I decided on the southern end of the Bulldog Canyon Road, although that ended up having more elevation gain than I had intended. It still wasn't too bad.

I hiked to where I left off several years ago when I hiked the north half (and then some) of the road. On my way back, I noticed that the road was intersected by the track for Idaho Road to The Mask. I hiked to the north end of the wash, but decided not to hike up to The Mask. There was absolutely no sign of any trail, and the steep and sketchy looking terrain didn't look very inviting as the heat started to bear down. On my way back, I noticed a cairn on the side of the wash that marked a single track. I started to follow that for a bit and then saw a brown vinyl marker. I figured this would likely take me back to the road, which it did. It also went back into the wash a few times before it went up over a saddle to the road.

I had intended to try to hike the route back to the Idaho TH and hike the Wolverine Pass Trail over back towards where I parked. However, once back on the road, I was beyond where that intersection was, and was up a bit higher. I decided to take the road back the TH and call it a day. Looks like quite few other trails and ATV roads to explore out here.
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Apr 04 2020
te_wa
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 Mesa
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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te_wa
Mtn Biking9.00 Miles 350 AEG
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Intended to make this a mountain bike / backpacking trek through a shallow canyon, so I rode my bike about 4 miles and stashed it amongst the bushes and proceeded to hike half a mile through a lightly overgrown canyon to the base of some cliffs below Dome mtn. where there is a seasonal waterfall. Unfortunately even though I carried all my overnight gear the only water I saw was a small puddle filled with mosquitoes. Decided to call it, returned to my bike and ride back down Bulldog Canyon to my car. It was a nice ride and saw a few jeeps and razors here and there but not too crowded. Tons of cars along the Bush Highway though. A nice little Nine Mile Excursion into the Goldfields, which never disappoint!
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Feb 18 2020
markthurman53
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 Tucson, Arizona
Bull Dog Canyon Twin Arches, AZ 
Bull Dog Canyon Twin Arches, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2020
markthurman53
Hiking14.60 Miles 2,333 AEG
Hiking14.60 Miles   8 Hrs   4 Mns   2.52 mph
2,333 ft AEG   2 Hrs   16 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Bull Dog Canyon, Twin Arches

My original plan was to hike down Bull Dog Canyon then up over Dome Mountain and then head over to Twin Arches. Got down Bull Dog Canyon but when I started heading up the side canyon that leads up to Dome Mountain Saddle my legs weren’t cooperating. After a couple stumbles on loose rocks and a trip I decided to call this portion off. Must be my body rebelling after all that flat land walking in Lubbock. I decided to head back and follow Bull Dog Canyon back to the Rock House Trail and head up to Twin Arches then return along the Blue Ridge Trail.

On my way down Bull Dog Canyon I followed a route I downloaded which follows the wash at times then over some low lying hills and then along the Bull Dog Canyon 4WD road. On the return trip I just followed the wash, seemed a bit easier and much more interesting. A few pools of water where Bull Dog Canyon makes its turn north but would only drink it if it were treated. Every animal in the area probably visits these pools. The rocks that make these pools possible are quite interesting looking and enhanced by the water polishing them. Once at the junction of the Rock House Trail it was 1 mile to the route to Twin Arches.

Had lunch along the Rock House Trail and then headed up to the arches. Pretty straight forward getting to the Arches even though there is no trail on the western side approach. The return on the eastern side has a trail marked by cairns. The arches are interesting but I think the best part of this portion of the hike were the views of the four Peaks to the east and the Superstitions to the south. I managed to get stung by a bee while coming down from the arches. Just some random bee that my hand must of hit. This was my first bee sting ever, only hurt for a few minutes after removing the stinger. Poor bee gave up his life for no reason. Since I had never been stung before I was thinking this is a hell of a place to find out if you are allergic to bees. I guess I’m not, I’m still here. Once back down on the Rock House Trail I took the Blue Ridge Trail back to where I started. I’m glad I had a GPS route for this portion because there are multiple trails leading in different directions, not sure where they all went. I still managed to make wrong turns because I didn’t check the GPS enough and had to back track.

Nice hike but the mid 70’s temperatures made it a bit warm. The two quarts of water I carried was enough but probably could of used more. Sparse showing of wild flowers, a few that couldn’t wait a couple more weeks.
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Feb 20 2018
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Daytripper
Hiking7.50 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   2.14 mph
1,100 ft AEG      45 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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Parked at the south bulldog canyon gate and started walking north, turned up into the bulldog canyon wash. Noted the cave and arches,hiked up out of the wash towards panorama peak , did not find any reasonable route this way,steep grade and loose rocks were plentiful.Turned back and hiked to the gate, not much traffic on road today.
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Feb 24 2017
sleepybear929
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37 female
 Joined Feb 14 2017
 Prescott Valley,
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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sleepybear929
Hiking2.30 Miles 643 AEG
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Only did 2.3 miles in then back out again. Lots of road traffic. Took dogs, they loved it.
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May 21 2016
Woodsnative
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51 male
 Joined Mar 05 2011
 Pocatello, ID
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Woodsnative
Hiking6.70 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.06 mph
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Apr 01 2015
rwstorm
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 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Great Western Trail-Tonto FR 10, AZ 
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rwstorm
4x4 Trip8.00 Miles
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I had wanted to drive this road for a long time and finally got around to it. Perfect conditions and with it being Spring, there was an abundance of bloom action. :) This is a pretty easy road, with just a few spots where you need the high clearance. As I expected, it is very scenic in there, and it was enjoyable getting some different views of familiar landmarks along the way. When I finished up at Blue Point, I gave @AZLumberjack a call to let him know I was in the area. We met up at Handlebar Pub & Grill in AJ for some beer and conversation.
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Feb 01 2015
tibber
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bulldog Canyon Loop - OOPS, AZ 
Bulldog Canyon Loop - OOPS, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2015
tibber
Hiking7.49 Miles 991 AEG
Hiking7.49 Miles   4 Hrs   26 Mns   2.24 mph
991 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
 
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Ambika said she had time to do something short so I thot we'd try the other side of the Bulldog Canyon Loop. I checked many other possibilities out there but nothing that would be shorter. I also found a side excursion to the Mask. I loaded this loop up on HAZtraks (still haven't figured out how to get the topo to stick) & Scout II revised edition. I told Ambika we would meet at the Park (as we had planned to meet there a few weeks ago for this loop but chose to go to the Desert Survival Class instead). Somehow she thot Superstition Museum and she thot I had done this Loop with Kelly.

We eventually got together once I got KemoSabe to function after driving to Fry's in AJ from Prospector Park. This cell phone stuff is still a little frustrating to me. Anyway, we had time for the planned hike even though we would be starting an hour later than planned.


We arrived at the trailhead area but had to park short of it due to all the horse trailer activity. It was a very nice morning as we started out and headed west. I showed her where the playground area was up on the Blue Ridge to our east (still editing pics from that awesome hike). We climbed a hill to get a better view of the lingering fog to the south and east of us.

Back down on the road after some ATVers had passed we continued our hike. About four horseback riders came by; one of the horses was wearing ankle high booties instead of shoes. That must be something new because I don't remember that being an option back in my day. I don't know how the booties work if the horse is trotting or galloping :-k . We saw the roof of what we eventually figured out must be an animal water catchment area. We ended up walking past the turn on FR10 but not too far because I looked at my HAZtraks route to make sure so we backtracked THIS time.

Previously on this part of the hike we had views of the Dome Mountains, Four Peaks and Top Hat. Now we were heading north and would be going over a hill (where there was a FS gate) and continuing up down and around on the road. There would be a few vehicles that we would have to pull over for. Part of the road got a bit rutty but I'm sure the drivers enjoyed the challenge. I believe it was not too far from this area that we should have hung a right. I got it in my head that this hike was all road so we stayed on the road ](*,) even though HAZtraks said we were veering north when we should be going more to the east. I just figured the track was off and that we would eventually join back with it. THAT of course did NOT happen. We kept on the road going up and down and admiring the many colors of Dome Mountain on our right.

We had lunch above the wash and picked up some trash to haul out before continuing on hoping that the road would be heading right once we got down toward this declining ridgeline. We ended up going down the wash for a bit but it didn't look promising. Ambika made the call to turn around so we did. I did have a write up with me and after reviewing that a couple times, it did seem we were off course (the write up was the opposite way we were going so it's always a bit more difficult to process that :stop: ). Once back to the road I wanted to climb up to the top of the road to see what we could see (I did a similar thing with Kelly the month before). There was another very steep hill in front of us that is now closed, thankfully, to rec vehicles so we decided to tackle that. I'm a little leery of steep hills right now but it was short.

The views from the top were quite nice :DANCE: . We could see the fog still trying to lift above the Superstitions. Back down the hill we went and headed on FR10. We came to an area that we thot was the turn and way pointed it but it's actually a little further; by the cairn that we totally missed; mostly because I had it in my head that this was a road walk ](*,) . So if you get to the wash with the telephone pole (heading northwestish) you've gone too far. During this hike, it was surprising how hilly (little hills) it was. You think you've hit the last hill and another one shows UP. We didn't really see anybody for the rest of the day after we came down the hill from where the gate is so that was nice.

We ended up doing a longer hike than we planned but it was pretty and I got a better lay of the land. We're looking forward to coming back and really doing the Loop. Of course we finished our day at Los Gringos with some guacamole fresco and other food.

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Feb 01 2015
desertgirl
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 Chandler, AZ
Bulldog Canyon Loop - OOPS, AZ 
Bulldog Canyon Loop - OOPS, AZ
 
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desertgirl
Hiking7.49 Miles 991 AEG
Hiking7.49 Miles   4 Hrs   26 Mns   2.24 mph
991 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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tibber
Moral of the day: Be fully awake and pay attention to what the track says!
Adventures with tibber grows in legend ...
I did not pay attention to what Angela had said as meet up point was -- she said at the Park ( Prospector Park which she had been to recently & I never knew it existed), my brain registers Museum :? and we spend an hour trying to connect in an area with 4G cell reception! (Misbehaving phone + misbehaving mind)

We get off in a tear to burn up the loop trail -- Angela firmly informs me that this is a road hike ...so off we go heads down,feet kicking up dust ...blow way past our turn point (we should have been watching for a trail that takes off from the road at 1.5 miles) and then begin a few hours of road walking, hiking up dead ends ( all pretty & fun), climbing up some really steep ground, seeing what we believed was the mask and hiking some more ....walked up a beautiful wash but then eventually managed to agree we were no longer on the planned hike but just on a hike in the Goldfields. The area was beautiful & it was fun to hike looking back at the Superstitions, a few flowers were starting to pop up. We hauled up a steep hill with some great views, lunched and looked out at "Angela's Playground" and made future plans of an explore day up there and we road hiked our way back to TH .. With it being Superbowl Sunday the ATV crowd had cleared out fast so our walk back was rather tranquil compared to the ATV & horse traffic of the morning

We stop in for the usual Los Gringos fix and part ways ...for me only to come home & get riveted by the rather nail biter of a finish for the game! :y: Fitting end to a day of unusals...
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Desert Marigold, Brittle Bush, Poppies and a few assorted belly flowers
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Dec 25 2013
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
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AZLOT69
Hiking8.30 Miles 643 AEG
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Nice day, a few others out there.
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Nov 11 2012
TheNaviG8R
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50 male
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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TheNaviG8R
Hiking8.30 Miles 630 AEG
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Had the wife drop me off at the Southern TH and off I went. I called her with approximately 1 mile to go and she left home to pick me up at the Northern Bulldog Canyon TH. It was a beautiful morning to be out hiking.
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Dec 13 2010
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Dome Mountain LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2010
AZLOT69
Hiking9.35 Miles 2,122 AEG
Hiking9.35 Miles   5 Hrs      1.87 mph
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This trip will take you to the highest peak in the Goldfield Mountains. At least half this trip is a tough scramble off trail. I really enjoyed it. Few others do it. Heard a whistle on the trip. I eventually located the source. Another bushwhacker who got separated from his partner. Since I had met no others he was convinced his partner must have bailed on the trip. This gives you an idea of how difficult it is. Great day.
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Feb 13 2009
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
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AZLOT69
Hiking9.00 Miles 630 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.80 mph
630 ft AEG
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Spent the day exploring the Goldfields. Did as a shuttle.
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Oct 21 2008
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLOT69
Mtn Biking5.00 Miles 630 AEG
Mtn Biking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.50 mph
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A place few others are seen on weekdays. Rode out and back but not thru the roughest parts mid trail.
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Sep 14 2008
DarthStiller
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
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DarthStiller
Hiking8.00 Miles 630 AEG
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I took FR10 to the faint game trails and tried to follow them. They faded away rather quickly, so I followed one of the ATV roads down to the Salt River and followed some of those roads upstream along the riverbed before turning around and making it back to the car. Nice change of scenery in spots to see the river up close.
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Aug 17 2008
DarthStiller
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DarthStiller
Hiking10.20 Miles 650 AEG
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I started at the Blue Point TH and hiked south 5 miles, turned around and came back. The scenery is pretty nice, but the powerlines tend to take away a little. I saw one vehicle driving this road. It was pretty standard, only had oversized tires. At the half mile point there is a trail that cuts across. It seems to come from the Blue Point Rec area and heads west. Also at the 1.2 mile point there is another fainter trail that heads west. More exploring to do when the weather gets cooler.
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 Chandler, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
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dougman100
Hiking9.00 Miles 630 AEG
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I parked at the Bush Hwy before the bridge and headed toward Bulldog Canyon. It's a off road vehicle trail but only ran into a few motorcycles and some 4 wheelers. Not as many as I thought there would be since it was the day after Thanksgiving. Very nice scenery. Power lines remind you that civilization isn't far. Else you do feel out there. Good hike, but probably best to do on weekdays.
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Dec 28 2000
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Bulldog Cyn to Salt RiverPhoenix, AZ
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mazatzal
Hiking5.20 Miles 360 AEG
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Took some out of town guests into the northern Goldfields. Started at the north end and went into Bulldog Cyn and returned.
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Nov 25 1993
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mazatzal
Hiking9.00 Miles 800 AEG
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This was a recon to check out a route up Dome Mtn.
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