Lanphier Canyon-Blue River Loop

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Lanphier Canyon-Blue River Loop is a 31 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
31.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

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3 months ago

DO NOT GO INTO THIS TRAIL WITHOUT A MAP. The trail is poorly marked. Cairns are abundant when you don't need them and nowhere to be found when you do. Several people and even other sites have mentioned water but be careful water is not as plentiful as it might seem. Ladorne Spring is the only viable water source and you will likely reach it on day 2. Bring plenty of water the NPS has this trail's 'season as March through October we went in July. Although the nights are comfortable the days are hot with lots of sun exposure. Be wary of wildlife as well. Lots of bear and puma country out there. We saw a bear and lots of scat. No puma sightings but plenty of prints. Especially near Auger canyon Long story short be extra prepared for this loop. bring extra water.

backpacking
5 months ago

Great trail! You get to see everything from mountains, desert, forest, and the Blue River Canyon. Expect to get wet once you hit the Blue River