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This was a fairly challenging trail and it was a little tough to follow in some areas, but still fun! I'm going to wait until I'm in a little better shape before trying again. Didn't hang out in wind cave due to the bees, but it's really cool to listen to the mountain hum nonetheless!

Loved it. Very easy to find.

I would recommend this trail to anyone! Best time to go is May or October. A permit is needed since it is on a reservation. The permits can be purchased Jan/Feb of each year. A limited amount of permits are sold each year and most are taken by guided outfits. The waterfalls were amazing and refreshing after a 11 mile hike in, passing 50ft Falls then camping at Havasupai Falls. Once you set up camp you can go further down to Mooney Falls and Beaver Creek Falls.

hiking
1 day ago

Super Easy trail Great for short Summer Hikes. I hiked it a few times. A lot of the Goldmine ruins are still left. Great Views of Phoenix and Gila Crossing. One day, I was out there and low Clouds where just above the Base of the Mountain. It was so cool.

Having a 4wd vehicle is a must for the last 1/2 mile of the road and even then you should drive slow to avoid any sharp rocks.

Trail is super easy but there is a shimmy or scramble at the end to get to the roost. I wouldn't consider it difficult but there is no room for error. If you slip and fall off the edge it's a 50+ foot fall to the rocks below.

I didn't feel safe taking my fiancé across so instead we hiked to the the top and climbed down the rock wall directly to the right (facing the roost). Rocks are easy to grip and if you make a mistake it's just a few feet drop to a huge ledge. Much safer IMO.

In addition to the views of the roost the top and surrounding areas are awesome to explore as well. There is more to this area than just the roost!

This was a really fun hike. There isn't much of a walk to get to the Cave entrance. Bring a headlamp. We hiked with our 4 and 6 year old and they did a great job. Great fun for kids. Wear good shoes, pants and bring a sweatshirt.

Great hike. Sometimes can be crowded, but fun anyways. Not recommended if you're afraid of heights

Beautiful hike , we hike all the time this time took our older kids , even though they don't hike they made it just fine , it get steep a little towards the top but once at the top so worth it . I recommend it , get yo see all shapes and rocks that surround you ..

on Spur Cross Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful desert hike, with access to the many trails in Tonto national Forest.

Great hike, gets your heart pumping! Nice views.

hiking
4 days ago

on Gowan Trail

hiking
4 days ago