Hieroglyphic Trail – (Superstitions)

Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 19:00
Leaders: 
Catherine Schuyler - 480-984-4709 – cschuyler@q.com
Rating: 
C LENGTH: 3 mi round-trip ELEV GAIN: 650 ft PACE: Slow

Meet at 7:00 pm (depart at 7:15) at the Burger King on the northeast corner of Crismon Road and Southern in Mesa (10025 E. Southern Avenue).  We will carpool to the trailhead in Gold Canyon.  

The pace will be slow and careful due to the nighttime nature of this hike by moonlight and flashlight on a rocky trail.  Bring your usual hiking gear – a GOOD flashlight is a MUST!  

This petroglyph location was important to the ancient Hohokam Indians, who inhabited this desert region up to 1,500 years ago.  Evidence of their settlement includes hundreds of petroglyphs etched into the dark, weathered surface of the basalt cliffs above the pools, some with very intricate designs.  This scenic location is high enough for a long-distance panorama southwest over Gold Canyon and the Gila River plain and also provides close-up views of the jagged upper slopes of the Superstition Mountains to the north rising over 2,000 feet higher.

Cost to non-members is $5.  Guests and new members need to contact the hike leader prior to the hike.