Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail

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Flatiron Via Siphon Draw Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Apache Junction, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3097 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

Bring plenty of water with you as there is none on the trail. Blue and white markers help with navigating.

Wow! An amazing trail. It was tough, for sure. Lots of scrambling. We both killed a full 3 liters of water and it took us about 6 hours. Get an early start - we left at 7 and wished we would have left by 6 at the latest. Shade all the way there, but we cooked the last couple of miles out. It is very easy to get off trail in the last mile. Keep a sharp eye out for the blue and white paint marks and arrows on the rocks.

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AWESOME!! One of my favorite trails here in Arizona!

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A MUST DO... This is an amazing accomplishment for me...It was an aggressive hike with the last mile becoming a vertical scramble...It was absolutely an amazing experience..I met wonderful people on the trail..the people on the trail were full of spirit and encouragement to just keep going...don't stop until you reach the top..the pay off is so worth it...

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Such an incredible hike. It was grueling to say the least in the hot sun but it was worth it from the view at the top! It's a challenging hike so bring plenty of water and appropriate footwear! I saw so many people with running shoes and limited water coming up and down the mountain. That's a disaster waiting to happen.

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Hiked the Siphon Draw trail up to the top of the Flat Iron lookout the day before yesterday starting at roughly 7a.m. The hike was moderate until the Siphon Draw and was mostly hands on class 2.5 to 3 until the top. We saw a small memorial for the airplane disaster that claimed six lives in 2011 just up and to the left after gaining the summit. Brought down some trash we found up top and highly recommend an earlier start with at least 2.5 liters of H20. Wasps were present but not too bad.

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