Gila River Canyons

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The Gila River Canyons are home to the last section of the Arizona Trail to be completed. They’re a rugged and remote section of Arizona that few have ever ventured through. The scenery however, is some of the best of the entire 800-mile trail. The trail starts near the town of Kearny, Arizona and proceeds downstream along the Gila River. It then cuts north through unnamed canyons and mountains, both with extraordinary abstract rocky patterns in outcroppings. Classic Sonoran Desert vegetation is on full display throughout the entirety of the area. An unnamed butte, affectionately referred to as Dale’s Butte after the late founder of the Arizona Trail, can also be found along the trail. To the north are more rugged canyons before being led to Alamo Canyon. Views of the Superstition Mountains open up here, and of course, the monstrous Picketpost Mountain. The trail winds around Picketpost Mountain before finding its way to the highway.

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