Lone Palm

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4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

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811' 247 m

Ascent

-893' -272 m

Descent

1,492' 455 m

High

748' 228 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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A trail with a grouping of palm trees on the bank of the Colorado River with a warm waterfall.

John Blackwell

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

Not great for trail running because of its grade and the multitude of rocks.

Description

The starting point for this run is at a gravel parking area off of Highway 93 across from Kingman Wash Road. The route proceeds downhill in a series of washes toward the Colorado River, passing a tepid hot springs area just before reaching the river. A grouping of palm trees straddle the bank, waiting for you to visit.

When the river levels are down, there is a hidden seasonal waterfall upstream in a side canyon that is impressive. The route provides lots of boulder scrambling. It can be done as an out-and-back run for a distance of 4 miles or a loop run of up to 5 miles. Total elevation gain is 550 feet on the return leg.

Flora & Fauna

Big horn sheep. Red barrel cactus.

History & Background

There was once just one palm tree there which has since died, but now there is a grouping of small palm trees.

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738 Since Nov 6, 2015
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All Clear 7 days ago
Again this year, trail will be closed from May 15, 2017 through September 30, 2017 because of warm temperatures.
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This trail is better as an out & back. Recommend running it counterclockwise to the Colorado River then reverse route. The southern part of the trail is very difficult to follow. I lost the trail several times biting off of the wrong wash. The GPS route on the south end will take you up & down & up & down mountains, rather than following washes through the canyons. This was a bit frustrating. Apr 18, 2017


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