Lower La Barge Box Hike

Apache Junction, Arizona 85290

Lower La Barge Box Hike

Lower La Barge Box Hike Professional Review and Guide

"Starting from one of the most accessible of the Superstition Wilderness trailheads, near Canyon Lake, this exceptionally scenic cross-country hike takes you into a classic “box” canyon. Towering walls and seasonal pools of water add to the charm of this remote spot.

Cross the highway and start up the Boulder Canyon Trail, which climbs steadily southeast up the ridge above Boulder Canyon. A spur trail soon branches right and descends to La Barge Canyon, but stay left on the Boulder Canyon Trail, which continues to climb via a switchback or two, then levels out along the top of the ridge. Look behind you at the expansive view of Canyon Lake and the Four Peaks region. Now the trail contours high above Boulder Canyon and soon leaves the sights and sounds of the man-made lake behind. Rounding a rock spur, the trail drops steeply into La Barge Creek. This is a popular destination for both day hikes and overnight hikes, and there’s usually water in the creek during the cool half of the year."

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Trail Information

Apache Junction
Nearby City
11
Distance
1,840 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6–7 hours
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mormon Flat Dam
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018