Rogers Canyon Cliff Dwellings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROGERS CANYON CLIFF DWELLINGS

Monday, March 31, 2014

Carpool 7am, Hike 9am Moderate 8.5 miles RT Elevation gain 1,118

HIGH CLEARANCE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES REQUIRED! WILDERNESS LIMIT 15!

Just getting to the trailhead is an awe-inspiring experience through the back side of the Superstitions. Starting from the Rogers Trough Trailhead, we begin on the Reavis Ranch Trail 109 and then take a left on Rogers Canyon Trail 110 after 1.6 miles. Keep going another 2.5 miles along the creek to the cliff dwellings, which have been there for over 700 years. The Antiquities Act protects these dwellings so please treat them with respect and do not climb on the walls or roofs! Optional lunch afterwards at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 6622 E. Superstition Springs Blvd Mesa[masked]

Carpool: 7am Burger King US 60/Power Rd (see address above) Park on the East side of Burger King.

Directions to Trailhead:Take US 60 East. Two miles past Florence Junction, turn North on Queen Valley Rd & follow 1.6 miles. Turn RIGHT on FS 357 (Hewlett Station Rd) & follow about 3 miles to FS 172. Turn LEFT & go 9.1 miles to FS 172A. Turn RIGHT & go 3.8 miles to the Rogers Trough Trailhead. The last mile requires high clearance four-wheel drive due to ruts and a super steep hill.

Bring: Minimum 4 liters water, high energy snacks/lunch, hat, sunscreen and camera.

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  • Shannon

    Always an adventure getting to the trailhead! Enjoyed the unexpected water and side trip to Angel Basin!

    May 22, 2014

  • Terry Z.

    I came up with 10 miles after removing some bad data points off my tracklog. Canyons do a good job of confusing GPS receivers!

    Also, you can find my full size pictures here:
    http://nightstalker.smugmug.com/Hiking/Arizona

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    Terry what you think the distance of the hike was

    April 2, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    I am a day late saying this went to Picacho Peak yesterday and did 8.3 miles more but want to thank everyone who I hiked this trail was a fun day you if you ever want to do more hikes out of town on Mondays and Tuesday will be fun to do something like that again

    April 2, 2014

  • Libby

    I just love this hike. Thanks Shannon once again and thanks for those who took pictures. They were awesome.

    April 1, 2014

  • Andy

    Thank you Shannon and Ron for such a terrific hike!

    April 1, 2014

  • Ricardo

    Dave thanks for sharing your 4x4 ford and your passengers to be on the way

    April 1, 2014

  • Ricardo

    for me it was a sensational walk many miles we had landscapes, history, friendship, companionship and a great group, and as always Shannon a friendly hostess, guide and leader.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us. Ricardo hugs

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Terry Z.

      Mucho gusto Ricardo!

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Terry Z.

    Great hike! Thanks Shannon!

    March 31, 2014

  • Reed L.

    Interesting people, good weather, good excersize and awesome scenery especially the cliff dwellings. I would definitely do this one again...Thanks for driving Ron.

    March 31, 2014

  • Ron M.

    Great hike. Thanks Shannon.

    March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a nice hike and day! Friendly group. Interesting stuff in the canyon.

    March 31, 2014

  • Shannon

    It looks like I won't have to drive after all, but we'll come get you Reed and Andy at Walgreens!

    March 31, 2014

    • Scott J.

      Ugh, woke up feeling sick after my trip to Tuveep...going to bail on this. Hope to get out there soon.

      March 31, 2014

  • Lori

    So sorry Shannon for the last minute cancel. I hiked Thompson Peak today and my right hip is super sore. I think I need to take a few days off for repair:(

    March 30, 2014

  • Andy

    I would like to meet at that Walgreens too if that is ok. woot woot you got your cruiser back from paint shop.

    March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you. Have to ditch out anyway, something has come up :(

      March 30, 2014

    • Andy

      HaHaHa I think that would be a good idea, 8.5 miles is far enough!

      March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry had to ditch.... :(

    March 30, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    I will be at Burger King at 645am

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Scott J.

    Anyone coming from north Phoenix-ish?

    March 30, 2014

  • Scott J.

    Any chance I can carpool with someone? I don't have a vehicle that can make it.

    March 25, 2014

    • Shannon

      Perfect, they are all wheel drive!

      March 28, 2014

    • Scott J.

      My +1 just canceled /: I'll grab a ride with someone.

      March 30, 2014

  • Shannon

    Reed, I will pick you up at Walgreens at US60/King Ranch Road around 7:30am. Look for the bright pink Toyota FJ Cruiser!

    March 30, 2014

  • Michael W W.

    I am going to cancel again :-(. Work is so variable I hope its early enough to allow another to go. Thank you again and I do hope to hike with you all soon as it is really enjoyable and great! Enjoy~~

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in carpooling.

    March 25, 2014

  • bobbi

    You are doing so many great hikes Shannon! Wish I was a bit closer...I will keep checking out your hikes and will try to hookup when you come in my direction..thanks and have fun!

    March 25, 2014

  • Dave M.

    This looks like a good one!

    March 25, 2014

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