Take The Scenic Route
“Hike your own hike” is fine advice, but there are still a few other tenets among the thru-hiker tribe worth following. Here’s one: Don’t miss ancient ruins. Just as it’s understood that Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is a must-see off the CDT, so it is with the Salado cliff dwellings at Tonto National Monument off the 800-mile Arizona Trail.
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