Coyote Wash East

Total Miles
4.3

Elevation

548.87 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Winter, Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

Caution: the Coyote Wash has several sections where fencing has been put up across the entire wash. These could be very hard to see at night or when approaching at fast speeds. This area is open range for cattle, and ranchers have been able to fence off areas of this wash. This trail is the longer eastern leg of the Coyote Wash. This wash trail runs between two sections with fences across the entire length with no gate to keep cattle in. One end of the trail picks up where Coyote Wash West stops. You'll have to go up and around the fence. Then, the trail drops down a steep, loose hill back into the wash. The trail opens up quite a bit from here. The cliffs on either side of the wash get taller, and one section turns to red sandstone. The wash crosses the main Belmont Mountain trail. Jump on this route to head somewhere else or continue exploring Coyote Wash. The wash narrows some, and there are sections of overgrown trees and bushes to squeeze through. Be aware that after a heavy flow, the route through could change. Near the end of the trail, there are a few places to pop out of the wash and explore the surrounding desert. This trail ends at private property with another fence the entire way across the wash. There is a large open flat area to stop for lunch or possibly disperse camp.

Photos of Coyote Wash East

Coyote Wash East
Coyote Wash East
Coyote Wash East

Difficulty

This trail is a loose sandy wash. Sections are very narrow with overgrown trees and bushes that will cause paint damage. These sections would also be more challenging to get around oncoming traffic. The hill down into the wash is steep and has loose dirt. Take caution in this wash during monsoon season or heavy rains in case of potential flash floods.

Technical Rating

3

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