Alcove Spring Trail

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5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers

 

90% 

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80' 24 m

Ascent

-1,531' -467 m

Descent

5,686' 1,733 m

High

4,214' 1,284 m

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5%

Avg Grade (3°)

54%

Max Grade (28°)

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Tough out an initial steep, rocky descent for great views, as you run along the dry river bed.

Kelly Brown

Overview

Features: Cave — Views
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

Bring water, there is no natural water available. Zero shade, completely exposed. Save energy for the final climb back to the car.

Description

The first steep 1.5 mile descendant is a wild, rocky and sometimes hard to follow trail. After dropping approximately 1000 feet, the trail flattens out as you run along a winding path through a field with grand views as the canyon widens for about a mile. The trail then takes you into a dry, sandy/loose gravel river bed which you'll follow until you meet up with the Moses & Zeus Trail. The trail ends near the Taylor campground (complete with a bathroom). At this point you can either turn back, or take the well worth it Moses & Zeus Trail with amazing views of the spires.

The majority of the run takes place in the river bed as you meander through the canyon. If you are doing an out and back the climb back up to the car is challenging but manageable. There are points when you'll be scrabbling on the rocks, as most of the elevation change is within the first two miles of the trail. This trail has spectacular views of the canyon and Moses & Zeus spires, and is a rewarding 13 miles round trip trek (if you include the Moses & Zeus Trail).

Flora & Fauna

Cactus, rabbits, lizards, desert plant-life

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