Lanphier Canyon-Blue River Loop

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Lanphier Canyon-Blue River Loop is a 30.9 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

30.9 miles
4,950 feet

dogs on leash




nature trips





Hiking season is March to May and Sept-November- spring & fall.

9 months ago

Dylan didn’t read the NPS right. The hiking season is March to May and September to November.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

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