Copper Camp Canyon Hike

Mesa, Arizona

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Another hike into the seldom-visited southern end of the Mazatzal Wilderness, this trek is for backpackers who want a challenging trail and cross-country hike into beautiful and remote country less than 50 airline miles from downtown Phoenix. There are two seasonal springs, and great views reward you after the steep climb up from Sheep Creek. surface: Dirt and rocks. Start the hike on the Saddle Mountain Trail, which climbs the ridge west of the trailhead, then passes through two saddles, passing the junction with the Little Saddle Trail. The trail contours north along the east slopes of a ridge, and then passes through another saddle on the southeast slopes of Saddle Mountain. Follow the trail around the east side of Saddle Mountain.

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"Another hike into the seldom-visited southern end of the Mazatzal Wilderness, this trek is for backpackers who want a challenging trail and cross-country hike into beautiful and remote country less than 50 airline miles from downtown Phoenix. There are two seasonal springs, and great views reward you after the steep climb up from Sheep Creek. surface: Dirt and rocks.

Start the hike on the Saddle Mountain Trail, which climbs the ridge west of the trailhead, then passes through two saddles, passing the junction with the Little Saddle Trail. The trail contours north along the east slopes of a ridge, and then passes through another saddle on the southeast slopes of Saddle Mountain. Follow the trail around the east side of Saddle Mountain."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Mesa
Distance: 16.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 11 hours
Season: Fall through spring
Additional Use: Camping
Local Contacts: Mazatzal Wilderness, Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Reno Pass and Lion Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Copper Camp Canyon Hike

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May 2018