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Sandys Canyon to Walnut Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This scenic trail leads you and your dog through mountain meadows, lush canyons, and cool, tree-covered ridges. The path is initially a comfortable and compacted forest floor. Your northwest heading ultimately leads you to the lip of Sandys Canyon, but the great views start at the trailhead and rarely let up. The San Francisco Peaks make a couple of grand entrances at different viewpoints along this hike, and the unusual cliffs and red rock formations of Walnut Canyon are a delight."
--Renee Guillory, Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
Directions: The Lake Mary Road is being re-done the cattleguard is gone. Look for the Campground Sign and turn to the N there.
The hike is easy. There are great views to the mountains to the north. This hike is good with dogs. (ours went on electronic collars as long as there were no other people in sight). Shared the trail with bicycles, horses and several other hikers.
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