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    • Pinal County, Arizona

      Photograph Elephant Arch

      4.0
      0.4 mi / 250 ft gain
      ...For this very short stroll to Elephant Arch, I'd like to clarify that it's more of a sightseeing and/or photo opportunity trip than a hiking trip. It's so close that it can be seen from the side of the road. So just forewarning! Nonetheless, if you love natural wonders then it's a landmark you...
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    • Roosevelt, Arizona

      Visit Tonto National Monument

      3.7
      1.5 mi / 305 ft gain
      Explore two remarkably preserved American Indian cliff dwellings that date back to the 13th century. Set within a shelter bluff on the side of steep cliffs, the Upper and Lower Cliff Dwellings are well protected, and have great views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. If you get to the park early...
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    • Black Canyon City, Arizona

      Explore Pueblo La Plata

      0.25 mi
      Pueblo La Plata is the largest ancient Indian ruin in Agua Fria National Monument and dates back to before 1200 A.D. The ruin at one time had 80 to 90 rooms for living quarters. Now the sight seems like just a pile of rubble. However there is significant research continuing on the mesa of Agua Fr...
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    • Payson, Arizona

      Hike Barnhardt Trail

      4.8
      8 mi / 1912 ft gain
      To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved. The road can be driven on by lower clearance cars because the terrain is not too rocky. Once at the trailhead...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Hike the Wild Burro Trail

      4 mi / 112 ft gain
      Hike along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Pleasant. This 4.0 mile out-and-back trail is worth its weight in beautiful views. The path is well maintained and perfect for beginner hikers who enjoy leisurely hikes while looking for wild burros. The Wild Burro trail starts with a small descent from ...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Explore Lake Pleasant, AZ

      5.0
      Located just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Phoenix, AZ lies a 10,000 acre desert oasis known as Pleasant Lake Regional Park. This expansive body of water serves as a great opportunity to beat the heat of the central Arizona sun, while taking in the beauty of the vivid blue waters and surroundi...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Hike the Pipeline Canyon Trail

      4.8
      4 mi / -220 ft gain
      Starting at a little below 2,000 feet this hike takes about two hours out and back over a two-mile stretch. There is a parking lot with bathrooms at either end.For those with small members of your hiking party and two vehicles you could easily leave a car at either end of the trail. There are als...
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    • Superior, Arizona

      Hike Picketpost Mountain

      4.7
      4.4 mi / 2200 ft gain
      From the parking lot you will start out on the Arizona Trail until you reach the turn off to begin your accent up the mountain.  This part of the trail isn't well maintained, and is a scramble, so be ready to use those hands.  The trail is marked with cairns though and there is enough traffic tha...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Yavapai Point Trail

      5.0
      3.08 mi / 525 ft gain
      Yavapai Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near New River, Arizona.
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    • Goodyear, Arizona

      Hike Estrella Mountain's Baseline Trail

      4.0
      2.4 mi / 259 ft gain
      Baseline Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. This trail features lovely wild flowers and is rated as intermediate. You can use this trail not just for hiking but you can also use the trail for running as well as mountain biking. On the trail you are allowed to bring your furry f...
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    • Young, Arizona

      Camping on Roosevelt Lake Overlook

      5.0
      Stumbled upon this phenomenal spot while dual-sporting through the Sierra Ancha range.Turning off 188 the Globe-Young Highway winds down into a valley and crosses the Salt River before passing some small homesteads and farms. It then climbs into the foothills of the Sierra Ancha mountain range. A...
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    • Coolidge, Arizona

      Explore Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

      4.0
      0.25 mi / 10 ft gain
      No one really knows why the people from the Sonoran Desert built this mud skyscraper. Some scientists believe it was built as a astronomical observatory. What ever the reason, the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a engineering marvel that was built in the 1300's. People have been so puzzled...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Experiencing Castle Hot Springs

      The grounds of this location are absolutely incredible – food is amazing, and the hot springs are magical.  Each hot spring boasts its own naturally occurring hybrid mix of minerals, which vary from place to place depending on the geology of the area. For the storied history of this location and ...
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    • Morristown, Arizona

      Hiking in Hells Canyon Wilderness

      Spanning 9,951 acres of backcountry a few miles northwest of Lake Pleasant and about 25  miles north of Phoenix, Hells Canyon Wilderness area offers a quick way to escape into an untamed swath of desert that’s more paradise than purgatory.I have to say, this entire trail is 36.3 miles (and is tec...
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    • Waddell, Arizona

      Hike Goat Camp Trail

      16 mi
      This is one of the less traveled trails in White Tank Mountain Regional Park.  If you're looking for a solid day hike in the west valley, try this one.  It isn't a loop, but it ultimately connects with some of the other long trails so if you're up for a long hike, you have options.  This starts f...
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    • Waddell, Arizona

      Hike to Waterfall Canyon

      4.0
      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      So to fully enjoy the theme of this hike, make sure to try and go right after a rain. But also know that since this is a pretty easy hike, you will won't be the only one there. This is also a great hike/ waterfall to do with someone that is new to desert hiking, since it is relatively easy and th...
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