U2216

Total Miles
3.3

Elevation

636.50 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a 3.4-mile-long loop off of the powerline trail in the Tonto National Forest that is a mix of washes and fast dirt trail through the desert. It is mostly pretty easy except for one slightly harder climb out of the wash at the southern apex of the loop. You'll go up this climb if going clockwise. The climb is short but steep and loose, with some embedded rock faces. The east side of the loop goes through a cool sandy wash, with tighter turns that would be hard for a vehicle with a long wheelbase, but is overall pretty easy. There's a rusted old Pontiac in the wash. You go underneath tall canyon walls and over some embedded rock at the bottom of the wash, but it's not hard. At a cairn that is easy to miss, it doubles back north, climbs out of the wash, and continues through the desert on an easy hardpacked dirt road with ruts.

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Difficulty

This is mostly easy except for one climb out of the wash that could be more like a 4 difficulty for Jeeps.

Technical Rating

3

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