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Crazy Horse Falls - 3 members in 4 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 18 2012
hikeaz
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 Joined May 13 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Crazy Horse FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2012
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Hiking7.00 Miles 470 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.40 mph
470 ft AEG
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A fun hike and even though I despise road-walking this one isn't bad as it is tree-lined and relatively pretty.
We hiked out to the overlook, but as described it is a less-than-clear view of the falls, so we hiked down to the falls themselves and were amply rewarded. Saw not a soul while on the hike nor any recent sign of bi-peds, but the bear sign was numerous.

WATER: There was flowing water in Crazy Horse Canyon as well as in the drainage immediately south of it.
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 Phoenix, AZ
Tour de Mt Graham, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Sep 05 2011
nonot
Hiking17.90 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking17.90 Miles   7 Hrs   36 Mns   2.36 mph
3,500 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Started off on the Cunningham Loop Trail, apparently took a wrong turn and was long past a missed junction before I realized my mistake. Turned out to be a great loop anyways! Cool breezes, great forest, no rain, abundant flowers and water.

Could not find the Crazy Horse Trail, the area has received major burn damage and is heavily overgrown.

Big Creek Trail is not marked, but was in great shape.
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Mar 18 2011
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 Joined Sep 29 2004
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Crazy Horse FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2011
SkyIslander18
Hiking6.70 Miles 1,250 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   3 Hrs   11 Mns   2.10 mph
1,250 ft AEG
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Up High Peak road, down to the upper Crazy Horse falls overlook, back down Big Creek trail to the Hyw & back up the road to my truck. Crazy Horse trail is a mess with deadfall & thorn bushes and almost had me turning around a few times. The falls were running strong, but still too much snow to get down to them safely.
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Aug 01 2010
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 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Crazy Horse FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2010
PrestonSands
Hiking6.60 Miles 1,570 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles
1,570 ft AEG
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It was a walk in the clouds at the height of monsoon season, and everything was wet. After an enjoyable exploration of Bear Trail Creek (the name comes from a biological publication from the 1980's), I arrived at the end of the ridge above Crazy Horse Falls, and was greeted with a sea of clouds where a view of the desert, thousands of feet below, should be. It was an eerie feeling. Thunder rumbled somewhere in the clouds above me. I hastily retreated from the ridge, and decided to hike down Crazy Horse Creek to the edge of the falls. It was rough going, climbing over scattered logs and trying to keep my footing on the muddy canyonside. I ended up sloshing down the creek bed itself, which was going full blast with monsoon runoff. I witnessed the falls at my feet, then began my return hike, as sunset was 30 minutes away. Back in Bear Trail Creek, I planned to follow the old logging road back to the Graham Ridge #507 road. A few hundred yards later, I was tangled in aspen thickets and deadfall. Screw it, time to go cross country. I made it back to the Swift Trail after dark, and happily changed into dry clothes at my truck.

This adventure had begun with the discovery of the ancient logging road on Google satellite photos, and the desire to visit Crazy Horse Creek and its potential waterfall location. Learning the location of a supposed cienega I hadn't known about until recently pushed this hike/exploration to the front of my Pinaleno to-do list. I ended up soaking wet, bleeding, muddy, and with pulled muscles in my thigh, but it was worth it. I plan to return on a cloudless day to enjoy the views I'm sure exist from the ridge and the falls.

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