|when||Trip Report : April 21, 2018|
|Trip Report : November 5, 2016|
The website describes this hike as
“a pretty hike through an intermittent steam area. It begins
off of Salida Connection Trail #9263 and loops back to its beginning.
In just over 4 miles, this trail showcases everything from prickly pear
cactus to ponderosa pine, and from lush riparian willows and walnuts
to grey-green hillsides of chaparral. There are wonderful sweeping
views of the Bradshaw Mountains as the trail leaves the creek bed
and gains elevation.”
Near the bottom of the Salida Gulch Loop we’ll come to the junction with the Lynx Lake Connector Trail #94 and hike that for 1.5 miles to Lynx Lake. Here we connect with the Lynx Lake Perimeter Trail, a very scenic two-mile path that goes all the way around the lake. At the south end of the lake we’ll break for lunch at the provided Lynx Lake Ramada where restrooms are located nearby.
After lunch we’ll complete the loop around the lake and link back up with Trail #94 and hike that back to the Salida Gulch Loop. We then hike the east side of the loop back to the trailhead, making one last stop at some interesting petroglyphs less than a half mile from the trailhead.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-1160' elevation change|
|elevations||5352' (trailhead) to 5784' (ridge)|
|type||double loop with connector trail in between|
|on trail||100% — Salida Gulch Trail #95, Connector Trail #94, Lynx Lake Perimeter Trail|
|rating||"C+" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||8:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.|
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