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Title:
Turkey Creek
Date:
Saturday October 13th, 2007 08:00 AM
Where:
Pearce, Arizona
Category:
Trail Runs (Official)
Event Custom Field 1:
1

Event Description

We have been granted limited access to the Aravaipa Town road for one-way entry only (apologies to those wanting to camp in Turkey Creek and return via Aravaipa) into Aravaipa - Turkey Creek. This is the same spectacularly scenic road that Chad, Matt, and I drove on Saturday. This has been a major undertaking by many people to make this weekend possible. Since we have limited access times we will be camping in Turkey Creek Friday and Saturday nights. Turkey Creek Rug Road to Mammoth October 12, 13, 14
  • Meeting Place: Town of Klondyke - Store (closed no services)
  • Meeting TimesFriday: 2:00PM (unfortunately due to our limited access these will be the only access times) Saturday: 2:00PM
  • Drive Times: East Phoenix to Klondyke - 5 hours Tucson (I-10 / Houghton) to Klondyke - 4 hours Landsman Camp Gate to Turkey Creek Camp site - 1.5 hours Turkey Creek to Mammoth via Rug Road on Sunday - 8 hours
  • Description: See web site as well as all the descriptions previously posted Jon C. - Can you post your GPS map?
  • Here's some links: - BLM info - Google Maps
Please let me know if you are going and what day you will arrive Mike McDonald MCROVER Cell: 520.403.6398


Venue

Turkey Creek / Rug Road
Location:
Turkey Creek / Rug Road
ZIP:
85625
City:
Pearce
State:
Arizona
Country:
United States
Difficulty
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  • 4.5

Venue Description

Turkey Creek to Mammoth via 'The Rug Road.' Moderate+ trail with some steps and loose rock climbs (stock LR's without running boards okay), Historic trail, full day.

Rug Road got its name from the remnants of carpet that people have used to fill holes and ledges along the road to make it more passable. The road is one of the roughest roads in the southeastern Arizona - it is not for the faint of heart. Travel on the Rug Road requires a good high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle and experience driving in these conditions. The road transverses Table Mountain between Turkey Creek on the east end and Mammoth on the west end. It is only about 20 miles long but will take a full day to traverse. You may want to plan for two days to be safe and to let your body recuperate from the rugged road!

Related Links:
- http://abell.as.arizona.edu/~hill/4x4/turkey01.html
- nature.org/arizona/

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