DISTANCE
21.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,743 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Difficult but rewarding hike that starts from the Elephant Hill Trailhead (shorter version starts at the Devils Lane 4x4 road and nearby Devils Kitchen Campground). Trail is well marked with cairns and has trail signs at all junctions. Much of the drop down to the Colorado River is very steep and sometimes its necessary to use hands. When you do get to the river you have to find a way through the tamarisk to get to water. Camped in Red Lake Canyon to shorten the hike after starting at the Big Spring Trailhead via Confluence Overlook