Hiking the Arizona Trail Passage Gila River Canyons

Phoenix Magazine (December 2022) by Mare Czinar


Over its remote 26-mile course, the Arizona Trail Passage 16: Gila River Canyon passes though some of the most stunning backcountry in the Copper Corridor, near the community of Kelvin.

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Length: 26 miles one way

Rating: difficult

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 1,646-3,714 feet

Best Season: October-April

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