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Monument Creek

Intermediate/Difficult
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A side canyon trail connection the Tonto Trail and the Colorado River.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

86%

Runnable

2,946' 898 m

High

2,383' 726 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

563' 172 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Must have a back-country permit for overnight camping.

Runner Notes

This is the trail to follow to the river to get water when on the Tonto Trail.

Description

This trail starts down a steep section of switchbacks from the Tonto Trail. Once you reach the bottom of the switchbacks follow the stream bed all the way to the river. The creek bed is gravel and bedrock with a few sections of larger boulders, all quite easy to negotiate. During the spring, there may be water in the creek-bed that you can filter.

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Shared By:

Peter Olson

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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in South Rim

#12301

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#20

in South Rim

#441

in Arizona

#12,301

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Turn at the tower and head for the river!
Apr 21, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Deep in the canyon, Granite Rapids at Monument Creek
Apr 21, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Hydrating in Monument Creek
Apr 21, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
The steep up and out of Monument Creek.
Apr 21, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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