Sandy’s Canyon Day Hike - Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club

Aug 25, 2018 6:30 AM - Aug 25, 2018 4:00 PM
The Hike - The trail leads us along the rim of Sandy’s Canyon with great views of a large lava field with Mount Elden in the distance. To start the hike we will take a short side trip to a rock climbing area then back to the main trail. Proceed as before to Fisher Point. Bear left on the Arizona Trail and climb up (on trail) to the Fisher Point overlook and then return. At this point we decide if we proceed toward Walnut Canyon to the main cave or return to the trailhead. A lot depends upon the weather. It could be hot or it could be stormy. Distance - 9.2 miles Elevation Change - +-700' elevation change Elevations - 6837' (canyon rim) to 6580' (Walnut Creek) Time - 6-7 hours On trail - 100% — Sandy’s Canyon Trail, Arizona Trail passage #31 Dogs? - no Type - round trip Starting at - Sandy’s Canyon Trailhead 35° 7.710' N, 111° 36.110' W [NAD27] Cost - Sharing gas expenses with the driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member. Leader - Monika Hahues. You must email the leader to confirm. Please include your cell phone number in case we need to contact you the day of the hike. Meet in Phoenix - 6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride. Meet in Flagstaff - If you are meeting us in Flagstaff, be at the Circle K, 3350 Lake Mary Rd. at I-17, by 8:30. See map. drive • Go north on I-17 about 124 miles and take exit 339 for Lake Mary Road. • The Circle K is on the north side of the road. Stop here for others to join the caravan. • Travel 5.1 miles southeast on Lake Mary Road to the left turn for Sandy’s Canyon Trailhead. The trailhead is at the end of the road to the right.
Monika Hahues
Sandy’s Canyon Day Hike - Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club