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The trail disappears once you get into the upper canyon. So unless you're good with Topo maps, or have GPS, good luck.
The drastic change of red, white, and black stone make the effort worth it. The weathering of the stone is cool as well.

Once into the canyon the trail is gone. So unless you're advanced with topo maps, or have GPS good luck. The water fall was dried up, August go figure. The color of the canyon rim was drastic and worthy of the effort. The weathering of the stone formation was cool.

I made a geologic map here years ago and just now returned. Totally awesome views and a nice hike.

Really pretty views. The trail can disappear on you though.

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4 months ago

Amazing rock formations! I was running out of daylight and headed back before the peak. Found myself wondering several times if this is the area that they filmed "The Hills Have Eyes". Loved the natural caves and the different colors of soils along the way. Never would have found the trail head and ended up parking about a mile away and walking in. There are cattle free-ranging in the area so be cautious.

Awesome hike love this area. I have gone back a couple times, most recent trip we wheeled our truck till the jeep trails washed out and it was a blast. Lots of good off road trails on the other side of the mountain as well, some are almost impassable but a very good time. Highly recommend.

So this hike is unlike all the other trails I have been to around here. It starts with a walk down a dirt jeep trail. If you take the left route, then the rest of the trip has no trail. It's a scramble up the mountain, primarily walking through a dry stream bed. At more then a few times your climbing up rocks, very steep walls, river banks etc.... I say all this to make a point... This is not a boring trail, and you will work hard to make it to the summit. I have not walked the longer route so I cannot speak to it. The view from the summit makes everything totally worth it.

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Friday, October 31, 2014