Arizona Hiking Gallery
Haunted Canyon Hike
Superior, AZ
March 6, 2010
Gallery contains 15 photos
Gallery last updated: 4/2/2010

This hike was about a 7 1/2 mile out-and-back hike along the Haunted Canyon Trail (Trail 203) just outside of the southeast corner of the Superstition Wilderness near Superior, AZ. The first mile and half of the hike was along Pinto Creek on a dirt road used to access mining facilities in the area. The road finally gave way to a trail as the route entered Haunted Canyon. We hiked about 2 miles further before eating lunch along the stream and turning back. We were slowed several times as we tried to pick our way across the swollen creek while keeping our feet dry.

Haunted Canyon Hike: Image 1
Just a short way from the start of the hike the trail (actually a road) crosses Pinto Creek.

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Pinto Creek lined with bare Arizona Sycamores.

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At this point rocky cliffs form the walls of Haunted Canyon.

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An old Juniper clings to a rock outcropping.

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A view down into Haunted Canyon.

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Haunted Canyon.

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The bright yellow fruit of the Cane Cholla (Opuntia spinosior) may remain on the stem through the fall, winter, and spring.

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Yellow fruit of the Cane Cholla (Opuntia spinosior) .

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Stoney creek bottom.

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Marbled rock moistened by the creek.

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View up stream at our lunch and turn-around spot.

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Haunted Canyon.

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Juniper above Haunted Canyon.

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An old corral stands where the trail joins the road.

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Hillside along Pinto Creek.

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