Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Arizona Trail passage 17
when Trip Report : April 3, 2021
where Superior
the hike     Arizona Trail has been one of the most popular trails for thru-hikers in recent years. Passage 17 is located near Picketpost Mountain in Superior, Arizona. This trail offers beautiful wildflowers during the spring season.
    We will start at Picketpost Trailhead, cross the dry creek bed, and gradually walk up to a small hill. From here we will start climbing gradually along the Alamo canyon, where we will be able to see Picketpost mountain on the left side of the trail. From this point on the views become beautiful.
    We may pass a few thru-hikers along the way. If we are lucky we may see some wildflowers, Gila monsters and desert turtles along the trail. We will hike 2.8 miles before veering to the right to continue our journey until we can no longer see Picketpost Mountain.
    At the 6-mile mark we will take a lunch break on a hill, and from there we will hike down to north Telegraph road. This is our turning point.
•  Sunblock
•  Hiking poles
•  Snacks
•  Camera
distance 14.5 miles
time 7-8 hours
EC +-1500' elevation change
elevations 2363’ to 3394’
type round trip
starting at
Picketpost Trailhead 33.27184° N,  111.17643° W  
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 17 (Alamo Canyon Trail)
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Superior
meet 7:00 AM at Picketpost Trailhead.
•  From Florence Junction, drive east on US 60 for 9 miles.
After mile marker 221, continue 0.5 miles and turn right (south) onto FR 231.
Drive 0.4 miles and turn left onto FR 310.
Continue 0.6 miles, and then turn right at a sign for Picketpost Trailhead.
Restrooms will be accessible at the trailhead.

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