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[C***] Sutherland Wash Petroglyphs loop from Golder Ranch
Sutherland Wash Petroglyphs loop from Golder Ranch. Rating: C***. Pace: Moderate [186, 08:00 AM, $2]. This hike begins at Golder Ranch. It takes us on a grand circle tour of four concentrations of ancient petroglyphs located west of Baby Jesus Ridge near the Sutherland Wash. The Sutherland Wash Rock Art District is a special place right in our backyard and is on the National Historic Register. Hohokam petroglyphs dating from 900 AD to 1300 AD number in the thousands on the western slope of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Along our hike we will see beautiful saguaros, seasonal wildflowers, and beautiful vistas of Pusch Ridge. ***The hike involves a few short, steep, rocky sections of trail, some rock scrambling, and a short section of mild bushwhacking. There are also two crossings of a wash which may involve some easy rock-hopping depending on the season. Bring a lunch or snack to enjoy while we rest in the shade of some giant boulders at one of the petroglyph locations. Hike 6.0 miles; trailhead elevation 3200 feet; net elevation change 250 feet; accumulated gain 800 feet; RTD 10 miles. This hike is on or crosses Arizona State Trust Land: The Arizona Land Department's trust management responsibilities include requiring a permit or lease and charging a fee for use of Trust land. Please note that Trust Land is private (not public) and requires a recreation permit for hiking which can be obtained through the state land department. Starting the hike from this parking location avoids the need for high clearance vehicles.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 8:00 AM Mountain Time (Arizona) (UTC-07:00)
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Meet at the Mountain View parking lot 15 minutes before hike departure time. Be sure to bring your State Land Recreation Permit.
Registration cancellations will be accepted