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Apache Canyon Hike

This is a wonderful canyon hike in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona that begins 3.3 miles East of Tortilla Flat. This hike is, however, not for the squemish. It requires considerable climbing down very large jumbled boulders that sometimes is as much as 25 feet down. Todd's Desert Hiking Guide has all the details and is located at www.toddshikingguide.com. Complete directions and maps can be obtained here. The hike is not particularly long but progress is very slow locating possible routes through the canyon. The drought is in full swing again here in Arizona so water in the canyon was not a problem. This hike is highly recommended.
Leaving the Road Downhill to Canyon Floor
Leaving the Road Downhill to Canyon Floor
Looking East up the Canyon
Looking East up the Canyon
Looking West Toward our Destination
Looking West Toward our Destination
And the Boulders Begin
And the Boulders Begin
The Narrows
The Narrows
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Final Decent to Canyon Floor
Narrow Passages
Narrow Passages
t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995710.a10.jpg Dead End on East End of Canyon
Dead End on East End of Canyon
Selecting a Route
Selecting a Route
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Multiple Levels on Canyon Floor
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t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995793.a17.jpg Beginning of Long Boulder Cave
Beginning of Long Boulder Cave
Inside the Cave
Inside the Cave
Which Way
Which Way
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Out in the Open Again
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Conglomerate
Conglomerate
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t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995894.a29.jpg t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995923.a30.jpg A Particularly Difficult Decent
A Particularly Difficult Decent
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t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995929.a33.jpg Beginning of Another Long Boulder Cave
Beginning of Another Long Boulder Cave
Stacked Boulders
Stacked Boulders
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t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55995968.a37.jpg Large Room
Large Room
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Long Way to Go
Long Way to Go
t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55996080.a42.jpg Exit
Exit
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t1%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f55996099.a45.jpg One of Many Pools
One of Many Pools
Canyon Begins to Widen
Canyon Begins to Widen
Back in the Sun Again
Back in the Sun Again
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Looking Down Where We Just Hiked Up
Looking East over Apache Canyon
Looking East over Apache Canyon
Looking North to Four Peaks (Elev 7645')
Looking North to Four Peaks (Elev 7645')
Ocotillo Garden
Ocotillo Garden
Road Back to the Car
Road Back to the Car
216 Miles from Where?
216 Miles from Where?