Rogers Canyon Trail Hike (Superstitions)

Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Leaders: 
Cathy Schuyler - cschuyler@q.com
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639-2702
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: ~10 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1000 ft PACE: Medium

Email Cathy or Jim for meeting time and location and to assure space is available with 4WD volunteer drivers. Depending on our hiker total, we might need more 4WD vehicles to drive to the trailhead. Once we exit US 60, the scenic but long and rough drive to Rogers Trough TH (13 miles - mostly dirt road) requires a high clearance vehicle (4WD recommended for the last 3 miles - sometimes washes out after heavy rains).

This scenic hike takes you to prehistoric cliff dwellings in Rogers Canyon. We'll continue a bit further into Angel Basin before returning. Along the way we'll see a wide variety of trees, mountain streams, and interesting rock formations. Good hiking trail conditions.

This is a great trip for bird watchers. In addition, be aware that big cats are alive and well in the Superstitions. This is also bear country and we have the usual snakes.

Bring a minimum of 2 liters of water, electrolytes, snacks, sack lunch, and cash for carpool. Bring rain gear, just in case. Wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and hat. If rain is forecast, please email or call a leader to make sure the hike is still on.

Non-members - $5 fee.