|when||Trip Report : November 24, 2018|
|Trip Report : February 13, 2010|
|Trip Report : February 11, 2006|
Intricate rock formations and expansive wilderness views await you on this
easy walk through the southern Goldfields. Approach Idaho Pass from the Tonto
National Forest in a region of rugged peaks with thriving vegetation and
wildlife. The desert colors will amaze you. Bright golden rhyolite and tuff,
juxtaposed with quartz and Precambrian granite in subtle hues, stand out amid
the varied Sonoran vegetation.
The Idaho Pass route to Bulldog Canyon is just inside the Tonto National Forest boundary. The trail goes in and out of washes on the north side of McDowell Road, giving you close-up views of colorful rock formations while avoiding the residential district on the other side. West of the Idaho Access, it’s all wilderness.
Those who prefer a longer hike with some bushwhacking can go west of hill 2315 and climb the rocks in Bulldog Canyon. Or you can stay with me, take a trail up and over the pass, and see the Idaho-Bulldog Arch.
|EC||+-500' elevation change|
|elevations||2004' (Idaho arroyo) to 2236' (Horse Trail pass)|
|on trail||100% — Deer Tanks, Bulldog Canyon, Wolverine Pass, and Horse Trails|
|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||7:00 AM at
Red Mountain Park located at 7745 E. Brown Rd. in
Mesa (south side of Brown Road east of Power Road).
Directions from the Red Mountain Freeway (Loop 202):
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