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Bellamy Trail-Queen Creek Canyon - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 22 2010
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Bellamy Trail-Queen Creek CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2010
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
500 ft AEG
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Went out to enjoy the tremendous flow of Queen Creek and all its tributaries, waterfalls that rarely flow thru this canyon. This trail offered great views. Several rock slides in the area. A great day.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Apr 05 2008
AZLOT69
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 Guides 175
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 Photos 7,708
 Triplogs 1,885

69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Bellamy Trail-Queen Creek CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2008
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
You gotta love this canyon. Even though traffic is close and everyone honks their horn like in New York City, the scenery drowns out the noise.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Feb 03 2008
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43 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Bellamy Trail-Queen Creek CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2008
PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.33 mph
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I had saved a short article about this trail from Globe's Copper Country News a while back (which I ended up losing). On a later trip through Queen Creek Canyon, I noticed the trail weaving along the canyon wall. Cool! Recently, I decided to explore this trail on the way home from Phoenix. I roamed along the creek until I found a reasonable access point for the trail, then climbed aboard. Several people that had stopped along highway 60 noticed me walking through the brush, and taking pictures of the hillside, high above the canyon floor. I must have looked weird. After hiking the Bellamy Trail, I went searching for its history. Jack San Felice's book When Silver Was King discussed the trail. An e-mail from the author lent some more information, too (thanks, Jack!). This is an excellent book on the history of the eastern Superstitions/Superior/Globe area, for those that are interested.
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"As soon as I can I’m sneaking back in them mountains..." -Johnny Paycheck
average hiking speed 1.44 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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