This is an easy and straightforward hike, Beginners are welcome. There is always a chance of snow at this time but not likely. However, if you never have and wanna try to backpack in early season this is a good one. I can help you get ready for it. Long Drive for those in the North but every trip to Jordan has been worth it. We will Head out Saturday at 9 AM. We will go through Little Bear Canyon to cut off the amount of water crossings. There will be 15 crossings of the Middle Fork of the Gila River and more depending on where we camp. Wood is hard to come by if you camp next to the springs so its likely it will be a crossing or two before or after. THE WATER WILL BE FREEZING. Prepare for that. Bring water shoes and neoprene socks that you can hike in for 3 or 4 miles. The water doesn't get past the knee typically, even at this time of the year. Bring warm gear, Sunday morning the sun won't hit for a while in that canyon.
Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release Form on file with us. This covers all trips and activities so you only have to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form, it can be downloaded from our "Pages" section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.
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The deadline for changing a "Yes" RSVP to a "No" RSVP is February 22.
Trip Dates: March 1 (Saturday morning) thru March 3(Sunday hike out)
Drive Time to Trailhead: 5 hours We will head out from TJ Corral
Directions to Trailhead and camp: South I-25 past T or C. Go west on Highway 152. Be careful through the Black Range that road is treacherous dry. Turn right (north) on route 35 and take that all the way to the end. When on 15 take that all the way to the end. Go towards the Cliff Dwellings and the the campgrounds will be on the right.
Trip Rating: EASY
Trail Length: 7 Miles one way
Elevation Gain: 700ft
Expected Temps: Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s, lows in the mid 20's to 30's
Well behaved dogs are welcome
Contact Derrick for more info or questions