Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Rogers Canyon Day Hike
when Saturday, March 28, 2020
where Superstition Wilderness
the hike     The hike begins at the Rogers Trough Trailhead. From the south the Arizona Trail enters the Superstition Wilderness here and follows the Reavis Ranch Trail. Where the Arizona Trail continues northeast toward Reavis Ranch, we will continue northwest on the Rogers Canyon Trail. There will be much history to explore. The hike will offer seasonal water and stream crossings. Plant life in the area are the Arizona sycamore, emory oak, Arizona walnut and Fremont cottonwoods.
    This will be somewhat exploratory since this area was affected by the 2019 Woodbury Fire. Plan to wear long sleeves and pants because we are sure to encounter catclaw. The number of people will be limited by the number of high clearance vehicles going.
    This hike is described by Jack Carlson and Elizabeth Stewart in Superstition Wilderness Trails East, Clear Creek Publishing, Tempe, AZ, 2010, pages 250-256.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
distance 9 miles
time 7 hours on trail
EC +-1100' elevation change
elevations 3,760' (Cliff Dwellings) to 4,832' (Rogers Trough Trailhead)
type round trip
starting at
Rogers Trough Trailhead 33° 25.350' N,  111° 10.366' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Rogers (110) & Reavis Canyon (109) Trails
rating "C+"     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
leader .    Hike is cancelled. 
meet 6:30 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60. There are no facilities at the trailhead. There is a fast food restaurant at this parking lot. From the parking lot we will condense to 3 high-clearance vehicles and drive approximately 35 miles to the trailhead.
•  Go east on US 60 to the Apache Junction area and stay on US 60 to Queen Valley Road and take it north.
At about a mile north, exit on to the dirt road Hewitt to the right.
After about 3 miles take the exit to Rogers Canyon (FR 172). High clearance vehicles are required.
People with horse trailers take this road, so it is not too bad. Maps will be provided, if needed.

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