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Chivo Falls - 2 members in 11 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 19 2019
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2019
John9L
Hiking9.27 Miles 1,143 AEG
Hiking9.27 Miles
1,143 ft AEG
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Got together with a few friends and headed down south for a nice hike to Chiva Falls. We met off Elliot & the I-10 at 5:15am and drove down and headed all the way to the trailhead off Redington Rd. We met a couple peeps from Tucson and were hiking around 8am.

This hike follows a beaten up road that is perfect for modified 4x4s. Our going was easy as we navigated the ripped up tread. We passed Three Feathers and made solid progress. We took a couple of breaks along the way and the falls came into view about two miles out. They were flowing well! We continued on and arrived at the impressive falls! The area received a lot of snow the past few weeks and this led to a wonderful waterfall. We had the area entirely to ourselves and we really soaked it in. Just as we start to pack up another group arrived followed by two more groups as we walked away. We timed it just right.

The return hike went well. There were a few 4x4s that came through but it wasn't bad. We did watch some rigs playing on Three Feathers. Besides that, it was easy going and we were back to the cars around 1:30pm. This was a nice day and I'm glad I got to see Chivas flowing. The overall hike is fairly boring but the payoff is worth it. I only recommend this hike if the fall are flowing so check stream gauges before going.
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Mar 11 2018
The_N
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35 male
 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2018
The_N
Hiking10.20 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Walked the 4x4 road to the falls with a few friends. Clouds kept the tops of the mountains hidden, and us cool. Good flow at the falls. Myself and Daniela continued up stream from above the falls while the other 2 stayed back. We found a decent swimming hole and enjoyed the water for a few. Sun finally broke through on the walk back.
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Feb 12 2017
emilystardust
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39 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2017
emilystardust
Hiking7.40 Miles
Hiking7.40 Miles
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Jan 14 2017
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 14 2017
fricknaley
Run/Jog12.16 Miles 1,732 AEG
Run/Jog12.16 Miles   2 Hrs   57 Mns   4.50 mph
1,732 ft AEG      15 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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snuck in a good run early before the storm hit. did one of the high loops and dropped down to the check out the falls at the end of the loop portion. awesome water flowing and the falls were really impressive for this area!

did this with a couple buddies from work and we had a good time.

didn't see anyone until we were almost done

BIG rain followed :y:
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Feb 05 2015
markthurman53
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 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Redington Road Chivo Falls Douglas Spring, AZ 
Redington Road Chivo Falls Douglas Spring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2015
markthurman53
Hiking14.20 Miles 2,908 AEG
Hiking14.20 Miles   7 Hrs   56 Mns   2.52 mph
2,908 ft AEG   2 Hrs   18 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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This hike starts at the Chivo Falls parking area along Redington Road. The route I take to Chivo Falls has been the same for the last 50 years. It is a combination of two tracks and cross country, leading to the coral at the junction of Tanque Verde Creek and Joaquin Creek. From there it's a short jaunt to Chivo falls. The falls was flowing better than I have seen it in a long time(just went at the wrong times). From Chivo Falls I take the two track up toward Anillo Tank and head west for about .5 miles along the two track. From here I take a cross country route along a ridge east of Canyon Del Pino for about .5 miles then head west across a small creek toward Canyon Del Pino. The rest of the route to Douglas Spring follows along the east side of Canyon Del Pino.
It was a nice time of year to do this hike, there was water everywhere. Not sure whether this cross country route is allowed anymore because for the last .75 miles you are in Saguaro National Park. The policy use to be you were allowed to hike along streams when not on a trail. The last I heard this is not allowed. Not sure if this just pertains to certain areas in the park.
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Sep 13 2013
markthurman53
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 Tucson, Arizona
Tanque Verde Creek Loop, AZ 
Tanque Verde Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2013
markthurman53
Hiking14.20 Miles 2,892 AEG
Hiking14.20 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   2.62 mph
2,892 ft AEG   1 Hour   55 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Very nice route to take during early Spring when the creeks are running. All of this hike is along 4WD roads or in creek beds. The hike starts at Tanque Verde Falls Parking lot and heads up stream to just past the dam (about 1.5 miles), then heads South up a jeep trail west of Aliso Creek. The route then follows a jeep trail east toward Portoritas Tank, crossing the upper reaches of Aliso creek, Canyon Del Pino, Joaquin Canyon and Anillo Tank. At this point it heads back down to Tanque Verde Creek to near the junction of Joaquin Creek. From here the trail follows a jeep trail along the north side of Tanque Verde Creek back to the Dam and then along Creek to the start point.
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Nov 13 2011
fricknaley
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 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Run/Jog10.06 Miles 1,445 AEG
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went for a run with some friends from work. started off in drizzle, then nice and then finished in the rain. great temps. despite the recent rain/snow, then falls were but a drizzle. still nice area though

my longest pure run to date
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Aug 14 2011
elephantshoe
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39 female
 Joined Aug 09 2011
 tucson, az
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2011
elephantshoe
Hiking7.40 Miles
Hiking7.40 Miles   4 Hrs      1.85 mph
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Hope I'm doing this rt....here it goes for my first log.....wasn't sure what the day would hold planned on jus hiking down the first trail past the parking lot heading up redington pass....went down and out fairly quickly water was flowing good...muddy looking....so went on up to the top and out...jus as we came up to the parking lot some younger people asked how to get to chivo falls....as we talked about going ourselves but it was later so we where not sure...after giving them directions and making sure they know what they was in for we continued our drive....up a few more miles u can get a look at the falls....we saw they where flowing and decided to hike out....a lot of up and down but very easy to follow the directions from the descripton on this page....stream was flowing nicely as we crossed over to the up ward climb to the falls...enjoyed the water and falls and returns back same way last stretch was in the dark but being on the big 4x4 trail it was ok....well worth it if u can see the water from the road ....
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Mar 01 2009
ceasom
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 Joined Mar 26 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2009
ceasom
Hiking8.40 Miles
Hiking8.40 Miles   5 Hrs      1.68 mph
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Headed out from the parking lot on Reddington Road to the falls. Encountered a few 4x4s and quad bikes. Not too much of a problem, except the quad riders decided to use our stretch of the trail as their personal race track and weren't prepared to wait until we'd got through! Oh well.... 4x4 drivers were considerat and even stopped to offer us water on our hike back out. Beautiful day, not too much running water compared to the last time was out here, but had a great hike. Spent 30 minutes or so at the falls - had to wade in and stand underneath the freezing cold falls just for the heck of it, then lay on a rock to thaw and dry out. The 90 degrees and clear blue sky helped :) Total round trip was logged at 8.2 miles on my GPSr and took us 5 hours including rest stops.
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Feb 08 2009
BrettVet
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 Joined Apr 23 2004
 Tucson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Horseback avatar Feb 08 2009
BrettVet
Horseback15.00 Miles
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Started at the AZT trail head on Reddington Road . Too the AZT south to the Italian Springs Trail head then found the Tanque Verde creek connector trail behind and through a set of corrals to the jeep road to Chiva falls. Picnicked by a stream and made a loop out of it by following a FS road out to Reddington RD.The connector trail is on a few maps but in pretty bad shape.
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Mar 24 2007
Sjcorrea
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 Joined May 09 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Chivo FallsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Sjcorrea
4x4 Trip10.80 Miles
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went out w SDS. weather was great. a guide had killed a small female lion. too bad. trail was great and water was flowing. would rate as a 3.5 but possible w/ stock 4x4.
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