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WHITE CANYON Day Hike - Superior

Saturday, March 02, 2019, 07:30am

WHITE CANYON Day Hike - Superior
Sat, Mar 2
Leader: Chris Horan ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Phone: 602-515-6764
Rating: Moderate Plus
Length: +/- 10 miles
Elev. Change: Varies (Up & Down)
RSVP to Hike Leader before Feb 24th
MEET in the south end of the Home Depot Parking Lot, US-60 & Power Road, 7:30 AM
A spectacular canyon in the Sonoran Desert carved through layers of white and tan volcanic tuff. The main canyon is deep and narrow and there is usually running water and a nice swimming hole. We will also ascend a short, steep side canyon with waterfalls and pools, topping out in an area of bare rock and scenic overlooks. There is no trail in the canyon and most of the hike will be boulder-hopping and bushwhacking, but it is well worth the effort. If the route is unclear, just follow the blood trail from my previous visit.
I encourage you to watch the movie "U Turn", which was partly filmed in White Canyon. To get there, drive approximately 9.5 miles south of Superior on SR 177 to Battle Axe Road, and follow it to where it ends at a spring. Then we will walk about a mile along old mining roads to the "real" trailhead.

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