Nov 1, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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Group 2: to avoid conflict please camp at Stewart or Sunny Flat Campgounds. They're within the Cave Creek area and are close to Idlewyld Campground. This will allow us to add more hikers and campers for the weekend.
A continuation of our annual Fall Colors Weekend
What: Spectacular Fall foliage, in addition to a running creek.
Leave Tucson on your own schedule, meetup at the Stewart or Sunny Flat Campgrounds. Camp Friday and Saturday nights, or there is lodging within 2 mile of the campground:
Cave Creek Ranch
Portal Peak Lodge
Hike starts at 0900 Saturday morning. The colors portion is an easy 3 mile hike; for those wanting more Sentinel Peak is 14 mi with 3600' of AVG. Silver Peak is also an option for Sunday.
Directions: 150 miles east of Tucson, 2 miles southwest of Portal. From Tucson, take I-10 east 139 miles to US 80 (you will cross the New Mexico border to get to this intersection). Turn right (south) and drive 28 miles, then turn right (west) on the road to Portal, 7 miles. From Portal drive west on Forest Road 42, approximately 2 miles to Idlewild Campground. All roads are paved and suitable for passenger vehicles.
Camping: $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service."
Please do not assume that you may bring your dog Unapproved dogs are not welcomed. Email for details.