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Florence Kelvin North to Gila River (CI)

Date:Destination:AZT-Florence Kelvin Rd.
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:364Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:600Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:2Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.08930, -110.98989


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This hike starts at the Florence – Kelvin Rd. parking lot and goes north crossing the road and follows along a portion of the AZT to the historic Gila River.  Bring water, snacks and your camera.  This is sometimes a great hike for spring flowers.


Take Felix to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right.  Turn left (north) onto AZ 79.  Drive 9.7 miles to Hwy 60 east.  Travel east on Hwy 60 for 14.6 miles, exit 227, and turn south on AZ-177.  Travel south on AZ-177 for 15.6 miles and turn right onto East Florence-Kelvin Road.  Road sign says Kelvin Riverside.  In 2.5 miles the parking area will be on the left.