username
X
password
register help
GuidesRoutes
 
Photosets
 
 Comments
triplogs   photosets   labels comments more
1 triplog
  All Months
1 Triplog
Jan
0
Feb
1
Mar
0
Apr
0
May
0
Jun
0
Jul
0
Aug
0
Sep
0
Oct
0
Nov
0
Dec
0
 
Feb 29 2020
cdeperro
avatar

 Guides 3
 Routes 40
 Photos 666
 Triplogs 40

50 male
 Joined Jun 17 2013
 Phoenix, AZ
Copper Cactus Ranch LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
cdeperro
Hiking5.09 Miles 389 AEG
Hiking5.09 Miles   4 Hrs   18 Mns   1.22 mph
389 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This hike is a great 5-mile loop from the private Copper Cactus Ranch. You can only do this loop if you're a guest, since a good portion of it is across their private property (and directly through the guest area).

I recommend only doing this hike by following a GPS route on your phone....download Route Scout for free if you need one, search for this loop by name on HikeArizona.com, click on "send to Route Scout", open the app, and set to follow!

This hike is all in wash corridors except for the portion on a little used road. There isn't a whole lot of actual trail to follow, and you do need to know which washes to follow, so please use a GPS route. But the canyon is very pretty, with some wonderful rock formations, cacti, and water if it's been a rainy winter. There is one point where you'll come across a barbed wire fence across the wash. When we hiked this, there was an orange tag on the portion of the fence that was easiest to get under, and it wasn't that difficult. The fence is to keep cattle in/out (you may find cowpies on this hike too) due to the ranching in the area.

PS the timing on this hike took less time than 4 hours. We veered off further up Whitlow Canyon to start with, but had to backtrack due to high water and barbed wire we just couldn't find a way around. The barbed wire we did get around was in the canyon to the east of Whitlow, and is mapped on this hike.

Don't miss the stunning views to the north when walking on the road!
_____________________
5 archives
average hiking speed 1.22 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.

90+° 8am - 6pm kills
help comment issue

end of page marker