Devil's Canyon ~6 miles
Note: This trip is for our Yuma friends, the 2nd day of tech canyoneering...if interested, contact me.
You are responsible for your own safety!!!
Canyons are EXTREMELY challenging, dangerous but rewarding "hikes" with potential climbing, exposure and scrambling. Please note that these hikes are NOT for everyone, and may require specific skills. Also, the number of people on these canyoneering adventures are limited based on the difficulty and time required to complete the canyons.
I am posting this as a Semi-Technical Canyon because only a few will continue beyond the pools, where it becomes a TECHNICAL canyon. Gear and experience is required.
High Clearance Vehicle, 4-WD ONLY! - We will start the trail most likely around[masked] am, and finish late afternoon (bring a head lamp...). It is crutial that you hike with someone. I can only accommodate hikers with "semi-equal" skill-sets. Thanks for your understanding. This trip requires good scrambling skills, and is NOT for beginners or the average trail hiker!
This one is located East of the Supersitions, and starts off with a 20 foot down-climb (within 0.25 miles). Also, poison ivy may be present, and the cat-claws are just waiting to rip your skin off...not scared yet? Then read on. This canyon requires plenty of scrambling, climbing on exposed terrain, and is not for the faint hearted or those without endurance. This will give you the best workout you can ask for!!! ONLY very advanced hikers please!!!
Warning: don't hike alone here.., we will be doing a medium to fast pace. The trail is VERY enjoyable if you like boulder hopping, scrampling, occasionally being held hostage by a catclaw, and if you enjoy majestic canyon walls and scenery. You may get scared at some point, which is expected, but this will keep us safe. You may have to watch the people ahead of you for safe moves...however, if at any point you don't feel it, DON'T GO FURTHER. This is an out & back trail, so you can always sit at some point, and wait for us to return...believe it or not, it is that scenic that you will not mind.
Quick description: It's an out and back hike, apprx 6? miles RT
We will pretty much start out in the canyon, rock-hop through some scrubs and water. Soon we'll have to down-climb a 20+ feet wall, which is not for everyone!!! Then walk by a pretty riverbed with climbing through rocks, or swimming through pools of water (you can scramble around these) for the rest of the trip until we get to the pools. I estimate it ~3 miles each way. We'll hang out by the pools for as long as it takes, but please count on a LOOOONG time especially is some of us choose to descend down to the rest of the canyon. After this we'll return the same way we came.
Hiking time is ~4 hours total, however, we will spend lots of time by the pools, and will be even longer for those technical canyoneering. If just hiking, expect to hike out (we'll form groups) alone on the way back.
What to bring:
* 3-4 liter water (at minimum), "fuel" for energy, prepare to be out all day.
* non-slip shoes(fiveten is perfect) - or something you can navigate on bouldery terrain with
* layers of clothing as you never know how the weather will turn out.
Please note that every canyon trip is subject to weather conditions, so if there is rain the day before or day of the trip, we will have to postpone it (slippery rocks are not a good thing in a canyon).
Happy Trails!!! Send me your questions via e-mail or text: [masked]