Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Monument Canyon Day Hike
when Saturday, January 23, 2021
where Superstitions Mountains
the hike     This is both a C and B class hike. I had to run out of town the last time this hike was scheduled, so hopefully we can do it this time. I will need someone for the C hike on its return to the cars. This starts at the Broadway Trailhead for the Lost Goldmine trail and then picks up the Monument trail. Both trails run though the open Superstition desert which could have flowers. This trail runs into Monument Canyon which forms both sides of Flatiron. One branch is the west face and the other branch is the east face.
    The C hike will end at the start of the canyon, you will turn around here and return to the cars. The B hike continues off trail into the canyon. I have not done the off trail part so this will be an exploratory hike. The canyon is named for its petroglyphs and we will see if we can find them. If persons want to try out their GPS skills, this is a good area. Long pants are recommended for the "B" part of the hike, because it is off trail.
    You can get good photos of the Superstitions Mountains as we walk toward them in the morning, and after you turn around on the walk back to the cars. There may be more flowers out on the way back.
    The weather may be sunny or not. Be prepared for extreme desert weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and some rain gear. We may have a late lunch at Uncle Bear’s Grill & Tap on our way back.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Camera
•  Long pants
distance 5 miles [C] or 10 miles [B]
time 3-6 hours
EC +-600' elevation change for the C hike, B will be more
elevations 1878' (gate at Broadway Trailhead) to 2300' (Monument Canyon)
type round trip
starting at
Broadway Trailhead 33° 24.463' N,  111° 28.538' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% [C] – Jacob’s Crosscut Trail; Monument Trail,   60% [B]
rating "C"  or "B"   Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
You should email the leader at to confirm and state which hike you want.
meet     8:00 AM in the parking lot at the trailhead. This is a small lot, so if you could please have at least two persons per car. We start after sunrise, so you can see the street signs.
•  Take the Superstitions Freeway (US-60) east to Mountain View Rd.
Make the left turn and go north to the intersection with Broadway.
Turn right. After about a mile you will be at Broadway Trailhead.
The parking lot is small, so you may have to park on the street.
No parking is allowed on the street east of the trailhead, but it is allowed west.

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