Fall Color Hike – Icehouse Canyon (Globe)

Description: The best fall color hike in Arizona. This hike starts at 4557 ft elevation with a steady rise to the top of Mt. Pinal at 7500 ft. We will encounter numerous vegetation changes starting in desert scrub and transitioning through dense forests of pine, sycamore and finally groves of Aspen trees (closest to Phoenix). This hike is a great workout in one of Arizona’s truly beautiful settings. See pictures from the 2011 trip. We will, of course, stop for refreshments and a bite to eat on the return to Phoenix.

Difficulty: Difficult

Total Distance: 9 miles

Start Elevation: 4557 ft.

Elevation Gain: 3000 ft.

Water to Bring: 3 liters

Drive Time: 1.5 hours

Estimated Return Time: 7:00pm

Minimum Attendees Required: 2

Special Instructions: Dress in layers, bring lunch and a camera. Since this hike is east of Phoenix there will not be a pick up on the north side of town. If anyone prefers to meet at the trailhead I can send directions (but it is a bit tricky).

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  • Irma

    Amazing beauty! Great company and great weather too. Thank you, Mark for leading.

    October 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike. Mark, thanks for leading!

    October 20

  • artie

    very good

    October 19

  • artie

    hey great hike - nice people - thanks Mark

    October 19

  • Angie

    thanks Mark for a wonderful day and organizing the hike. It was very beautiful day and the scenery was gorgeous. and great company as well

    October 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't check the calender in time to attend this time. What a great hike.

    October 19

  • Irma

    I will be at Power Road / us 60. :-)

    October 19

  • Mark Gill

    Hi Soles,

    Looks like the weather will be around 55 which is perfect hiking weather. A couple hikers are looking to return early and not stop for a bite to eat and drink. I will attempt to create a carpool for early returners. I on the other hand will be stopping in Superior at Los Hermanos for a green chile burrito and beer on the way home! If you need to contact me before the hike or Saturday morning [masked]. Looking forward to a great hike and some fall temperatures. See you by or before 7:30 AM at Pyle Recreation center (or by of before 8:00 AM at I60 and Power home Depot. Please be ready to roll! Mark

    1 · October 17

  • Rich Boncella

    I hate having to cancel, but I'm still getting over the flu and this hike would be way too much for me at this point.

    October 16

  • Deb

    I am so disappointed I have to back out on this hike. I am recovering from bronchitis much slower than anticipated. Have a fabulous day and post lots of pictures please :))

    October 16

    • Delisse Green

      Deb, you feel better. I can't go either, needing to rest strained hamstring which is taking forever. It's disappointing, though, because I love fall trees and it's a new region where I've never hiked before.

      October 16

    • Deb

      So sorry to hear you aren't able to go either Delisse. Maybe we will have to get together and go later before all the leaves are done changing. I love this time of year!

      October 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have other obligations that came up.

    October 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recovering from vertigo:( looking forward to the next hike and meeting all of you!!

    October 16

  • Angie

    I will meet at the home depot too :)

    October 14

  • Mark Gill

    Home depot parking lot - Power and 60 it is! Park as close to the turn in as possible. Joni call me about 7:50 to let me know just where. We will leave Pyle in Tempe right after 7:30 AM and try and be there by or before 8:00 AM ready to roll. [masked]. Mark

    October 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet at Home Depot

    October 14

  • Joni

    The Home Depot at Power / 60?

    1 · October 14

  • Mark Gill

    Hi soles! It looks like we have a nice group for the hike. I will post any final details Thursday. And we can settle on an east valley pick up spot along the 60 @ 8:00 AM pickup. (whatever those hikers want - power and I60? - just pick a spot). Everyone else just meet at Pyle Rec center as usual @ 7:30 AM). Mark

    October 13

  • Irma

    Can't wait for this one! I am in Gilbert and would like to carpool somewhere along US 60 past Stapley.

    October 8

    • Irma

      Thanks, Patrick... I appreciate the offer... you would have to backtrack west... so maybe we can just set a carpool stop at a central place for those in the east... maybe power road and US 60. Let's see who else is east of Tempe. :-) Thanks again.

      October 11

    • Angie

      I can carpool...I am at 60 & McQueen

      October 11

  • Mark Gill

    Hi Soles,

    I expanded the number of attendees to 20 to accommodate the growing list of hikers on this trip. Looking forward to another great climb up ice House Canyon as the temperatures start to drop and the leaves start to change colors. Mark

    October 5

  • Delisse Green

    Mark, I'd love to attend but physical therapist recommends resting hamstring. Boo hoo for me. It's gonna be beautiful. Have fun!

    October 4

  • Ronald Hattie

    Yeah

    September 26

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