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Salt River to Phon D Sutton (CI)

Date:Destination:Salt River
Level:Area:Salt River Rec. Area
Approx hike distance in miles:4.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:100Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:100Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:0Park entry fee per vehicle:
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.517115, -111.674642


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 :EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:At Turn Around PointGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a lollypop hike along the Salt River.  The trail takes us north on the west trail to Phon D Sutton parking lot, then south along the east trail about 1 miles, then crossing back to the west trail we came in on.  This is a lovely area with lots of wildlife.  You may even see bald eagles.  Bring water and a snack.


Take Felix Road, turn right on Arizona Farms Road.  Drive five miles to AZ 79 and turn left.  Drive north 10 miles and get on US-60 West.  Drive 20 miles to Exit 190A and take the 202 Loop, drive 6 miles to Exit 23B East McDowell Rd.  Drive .3 miles and turn right on North Power Road to the Bush Hwy.  Power Rd. becomes Bush Hwy in about 2.5 miles.  Continue on Bush Hwy. 1.4 miles, parking will be on your left.