Devil's Canyon to 1st Pool ~6 miles

 

Robert has graciously volunteered to lead a group of 15 (max) to this prestine and wonderful canyon.  Due to the difficulty of this trail (or lack there of), please contact Robert if you would like to attend, and he will add you to the "going list". Thank you, Robert, for leading this awesome hike!  I think I've done this hike 2-3 times this year...it's that fantastic!!!

High Clearance Vehicle, 4WD ONLY! - We will start the trail most likely around 9.30 am, and finish mid afternoon (bring a head lamp just in case...). 

Limit:  15 people. 

Lenght:  ~6 mi RT

Difficutly:  as difficult as it gets (boulder hopping, scrampling)  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:  Since the group WILL stay together, we will be doing a medium 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 first pool. I estimate it ~3 miles each way. We'll hang out by the pools for as long as it takes, and return the way we came. 

Please expect that this ~6 miles may take  as long as 6 hours (hiking time is ~4 hours total) due to the speed we will be traveling on this terrain, plus the added "resting" time by the pools.

What to bring:

* 3-4 liter water (at minimum), "fuel" for energy, prepare to be out all day. 

* non-slip shoes - 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 Robert your questions via e-mail 

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  • Carri

    Very pretty!

    November 19, 2012

  • Aniko

    Thanks, Robert, for doing all the work:) What a great group and fun times!

    November 18, 2012

  • Steve B.

    Thanks Robert for organizing, scouting, and leading this hike. I hope you do more of them. You're good at it! Special thanks to Aniko for shaming me into not ditching my gear :) The water was fine! Great group of folks to hike with in an amazing canyon.

    November 18, 2012

  • Loni

    Should we be prepared for swimming? Are the pools nice to swim in if we would like?

    November 17, 2012

  • Aniko

    Mike, a spot opened up if i see the numbers correctly:)

    November 16, 2012

  • Aniko

    Hi Everyone...don't forget to bring ~3 liters of water!!! It's supposed to be 80 degrees again, and this will be lots of boudler hopping:) Manana...

    November 16, 2012

  • Nicole

    I'll meet at the Bass Pro Shop

    November 16, 2012

  • Teresa

    will meet at Bass Pro Shop

    November 16, 2012

  • matt

    I'll meet at Bass Pro Shop

    November 12, 2012

  • Carri

    I will meet up at Bass Pro Shop

    October 25, 2012

  • Wayne

    I'd like to meet at the Home Depot at Power Rd & Superstition Sprgs Blvd.

    October 24, 2012

  • Robert

    We can also add a second meet up spot at the Home Depot at Power Rd & Superstition Sprgs Blvd. Let me know if any of you want to meet there.

    October 24, 2012

  • Ramblin R.

    will be I havasu that weekend have fun

    October 24, 2012

  • luke e.

    I would love to do this! Except out to Colorado river that weekend :(
    Hope you post another hike to devils canyon again.

    October 24, 2012

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