Happy Camping Canyon Roads

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Happy Camping Canyon Roads is a 18.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Superior, Arizona that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

off road driving

cave

views

off trail

This is a 2-part off road trail. The first part is accessed by turning right off of Hwy 60 onto NF989 at the west end of Superior. (Note that there use to be access directly off of Hwy 60 but this was closed when highway widened to 4 lanes.) The first Waypoint is for the Apache Tears Drop. The link gives a brief history - http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Apache_Tear_Drop-Apache.html. The second waypoint is of wagon tracks worn into the rock by wagon carrying ore to local mills. The tracks on the animals pulling the wagons ar clearly visible. The other waypoints are interesting sites of a corral made of rock, remains of an old jail used for overnights stops while transporting prisoners pus an nearby geogache, and an interesting "Baby Grand Canyon" about 1/4 mile long and up to 12 ft deep. Total time is about 4 to 5 hours.