Hammond Canyon Spur

Total Miles
3.4

Elevation

2,068.33 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail takes you a little deeper into the Appendicitis Hill Wilderness Study Area and up to 6800 feet. Opportunities for backpacking, hiking, wildlife viewing, climbing, sightseeing, and photography are available here. The area is steep and rugged, so some of these activities are challenging. The views from the high ridges and peaks are spectacular.

Photos of Hammond Canyon Spur

Hammond Canyon Spur
Hammond Canyon Spur
Hammond Canyon Spur

Difficulty

Through mid-May you may find snow on the trails, and if it's rained recently, it will be muddy. Otherwise, a pretty easy trail with fantastic views.

History

Appendicitis Hill got its name from a USGS surveyor, T.M. Bannon, who suffered an attack of appendicitis while surveying the peak. BLM manages roughly 22K acres in the Appendicitis Hill Wilderness Study Area. This area also includes Crawford Peak, at 8500 feet, overlooking Antelope Valley.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

From North Front Street in Arco, go west on Sunset Drive. Sunset Drive turns into Aikele Road. Follow Aikele to North 3535 West and turn right. Follow N 3535 W past two farm sections, and turn left onto Hammond Canyon Road to Appendicitis Hill Spur #1. There is room to stage where this track begins. Follow Hammond Canyon Road to where this track begins.

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