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blue Monument Creek

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -563' -172 m
High: 2,946' 898 m
Low: 2,383' 726 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Trail shared by Peter Olson

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

Peter Olson

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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#19

in South Rim

#377

in Arizona

#9,596

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