Salida Gulch Trail

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Salida Gulch Trail
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Expedition216982
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Salida Gulch review
Apr 2020 • Family
Great scenery. Got hot pretty quit pretty disappointed as I was unable to find the petroglyphs. Got to 0.9 mile as many stated and found many rocks with an unusual looking tree but no petroglyphs. Could someone maybe provide coordinates? Thank you.
Written 28 April 2020
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Safari52357
42 contributions
Love the trail
Feb 2019 • Couples
Pretty views Nice creek Wear good shoes and have a jacket. There is wildlife and cattle. Be prepared with water.
Written 12 February 2019
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MontanaLaura
Whitefish, MT1,597 contributions
Nice Trail with Varied Elevations
Apr 2018 • Couples
Good 4.5 mile hike with the dog. Very dry when we came but nice views at the top and petroglyphs about a mile in on the left of the trail going clockwise.
Written 11 April 2018
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Kimpia
Prescott Valley, AZ486 contributions
We went in Feburary and it was pretty muddy. We added a couple of miles to the trail.
Feb 2017 • Friends
We hiked the first two miles of Sun Devil Peak Trail which starts at the Green Gulch trail-head off 69 (trail 4919), near the Dewey-Humboldt/Prescott Valley border. The total hike only about 4.5 miles, but climbs about 1000 feet in a couple miles.  The first was on a muddy road - You won't be in mud up to your ankles (unless you want to be), but expect to get the bottom inch of your shoes muddy.   Afterward, there is a stream crossing.  The crossing is only about 6 rock steps, but over fast water . Okay to do using 2 poles.  Once cross the stream, start to climb and the trail improved in quality and increased in climbing challenge≈ 16,232 steps, 7.31 miles.. Heart rate got up to 169 but the average was 125. We never climbed up much higher to where there is supposed to be F-84 bomber wreckage.
Written 15 August 2017
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Keekeechicagoil
Chicago Il107 contributions
Ok for Prescott
Apr 2017 • Couples
Considered easy about 2 hours, small flies annoying. Creek is nice but don't go if you want views. I do like Pines most of this trail is in the sun.
Written 22 April 2017
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Donnysaur
Prescott, AZ94 contributions
Could easily become a favorite short hike
Oct 2016 • Couples
Trail #95 is a well-marked loop trail that is bit over 4 miles in length (allow about 2 hours for the walk). We took the trail clockwise and the elevation gain was quite gradual. A beautiful walk through cacti, scrub and pine (love that pine aroma!). Several very nice views on the return portion of the loop. An excellent trail!
Written 1 November 2016
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jmes h
Prescott, AZ212 contributions
Very Pleasant Hike
Sep 2016 • Solo
Began this 4.5 mile loop hike at 8:00 a.m. and finished about 10:00. Recommend going clockwise for a gentle uphill hike to the top, the return is considerably steeper. Trail takes you through the gulch, on a pleasant shaded trail,,,not to much real scenery, you do cross a couple stream beds. It had rained all day the day before the hike and streams were puddles. From the top you have nice vistas of the Bradshaws and back to Granite Mt and Prescott. Reasonably steep descent but not "risky". I really enjoyed the hike. It was a free parking Saturday, I met only 4 people on the trail but as I exited at ten it was getting busier. I suspect that normally this would be a very quiet trail..
Written 25 September 2016
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Joyce M
Cleveland, OH148 contributions
Under reviewed and rated on TA given quality of trail
Jan 2016 • Couples
Hi there. This trail ( no. 95) was recommended in a book by travel writer Roger Naylor called Boots and Burgers in Arizona. He rated it easy (although the federal website rated it moderate) and his last recommendation I followed in Sedona, so I decided to give it a whirl. We hiked off-season given its was midJanuary, and the trees are not in bloom, but it was still beautiful. The US park system has done a great job of markings. Access this trail off of Lynx Creek Road from Walker off of US 69. Go past the bathroom on the left and keep driving to the large dirt parking lot at the end of the road. The access trail points you down another trail, I think and then after making a sharp right at the private road sign, you enter through the gated area, and you are on your way. The first half mile is rocky and in the winter was icy, In fact, many part of the trail in January were snow covered and icy. About the two mile mark was a switch back area and a steeper narrow trail that was icy. I am a chicken, so it scared me a little but, my tough guy boyfriend just walked right through it. Go clockwise through this 4.5 mile loop as suggested. When you come to about the 2.5 mile mark on the return side, you will come across a fence and an uncertainty point. Take the sharp left before the fence. You will soon see about 100 ft ahead and 95 marker that confirms you are going in the right direction, and then further on, the 94 turn off, however if you parked your car at the 95 trailhead, then stay on 95 obviously. The downward stroll through the meadow overlooking the valley had me singing Sound of Music. I really enjoyed this easy 4.2 mile hike.
Written 23 January 2016
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Gary G
Scottsdale, AZ191 contributions
Minutes from the city, but miles away
Jun 2015 • Friends
If you turn east onto Walker Rd. off of Hwy 69 in Prescott, it is about a one mile drive to the turnoff. Turn left onto the dirt road at the Lynx Creek Ruins. Drive past the ruins to the end of the dirt road. It is narrow but very passable. The trail head is at the far end of the parking lot. You will walk a short distance before you reach a gate, then shortly thereafter you'll have a fork in the trail. I highly recommend going left on the 95 loop trail. The incline is gradual, mostly shaded and very pleasant. Keep your eyes open for deer, falcons and other wildlife. Give yourself about 2 hours to make the loop. I also suggest hiking boots, but a good pair of sneakers will do. Be aware, the return trip is mostly in full sun but with views of the surrounding areas.
Written 6 June 2015
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