Devils Chasm. Arizona
This is a fantastic desert canyon hike that leads to beautiful Indian cliff dwelling ruins. I rate this hike difficult due to; route finding, exposer, steepness, running waterways, boulder hopping, and scrambling. An advid hiker won’t have any issues. A casual hiker is in for a long, hard hike.
A 22 mile dirt road leads to the trailhead. 2 primitive camping areas at the trailhead. Limited parking. No facilities.
The hike is about 2.5 miles each way with 2000’ of elevation gain.
The ruins are the main point of interest but the beauty of the canyon is stunning as well. Take your time and enjoy it!
The ruins are in incredible condition considering they are 100’s of years old. Please do your part to keep them undisturbed.
Track (6/2/18, 7:27:49AM)
This is a great summertime day trip to escape the heat. A clean and fun spring fed swimming hole. 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Ample parking. Easy trail. 3.5 miles each way with very minimal elevation gain. Summer months are the best for this destination. I recommend starting the hike before it gets too hot like 7:ish. Have some fun jumping off the cliffs into the cold water. Hike back out (downhill) noonish.
Grand Canyon Hermits Rest to Bright Angel
Grand Canyon day hike. Hermits Rest to Bright Angel.
A difficult hike. Not for a novice. Must be done in spring or fall. Winter snow could make this less traveled trail impassible. Summertime...do not attempt.
23.5 miles. 5100’ AEG.
Bring 4 liters of water per person. There are a few places to purify water. Fresh water on the Bright Angel segment at Indian Gardens.
Take the shuttle bus to Hermits Rest in the morning. Preferably at daybreak. Full service bars and restaurants await you at the end at the Grand Canyon Village!
A stunning way to see a sliver of the Canyon. Amazing rock formations. Pictures simply don’t do it justice. Must be seen to be believed.
Chiricahua Peak from W Turkey Creek Rd
A very difficult hike. Trails are poor and damaged from fires. Route was nearly impossible to find at times. Sycamore camp ground was nice and roomy with pit toilets and bear safe food storage containers. Easy drive in for cars. The Peak was beautiful with tall pines and clear soft ground.
Track (9/3/17, 1:42:42PM)
An easy hike with minimal elevation gain. A remote part of the state but easy to get to with a paved road all the way to the trail head. This is a STUNNING area with jaw dropping, head spinning rock formations. Pit toilets and picnic area at the trailhead. Improved camping facilities at the base of the mountain. Strongly consider adding the drive through the Chiricahua Mountains on FR 42 to really absorb this beautiful area.
Track (7/28/17, 2:28:15PM)
An moderate 10 mile hike with modest elevation gain. Plan on taking it slow as the scenery will compel you to take pictures and be awestruck. A remote part of the state but easy to get to with a paved road all the way to the trail head. This is a STUNNING area with jaw dropping, head spinning rock formations. Pit toilets and picnic area at the trailhead. Improved camping facilities at the base of the mountain. Strongly consider adding the drive through the Chiricahua Mountains on FR 42 to really absorb this beautiful area.
Ash Creek Trailhead Parking to Webb Peak Trail #345, Graham County, AZ, USA
This is a very difficult hike. Only advanced hikers should attempt this route. Beautiful scenery and ample water. The hike up is a difficult 5500' AEG. The constant incline even made the decent wearing. I highly recommend this hike but be smart about your abilities