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40 Mile loop in Awesome Country.
In Celebration of our wedding, we placed yet another of our hard to get to, but well worth it types of cache's. We rated this a little high because of how hard it might be to get there. Actually, there are two ways in the hard and definitely more scenic, or the not so hard.
If you come in from the west side, you'll need to turn at a small road 5.5 miles east of Superior. The coords are N33,19.737, W111,01.897. I've updated this part on 1/15/12 and now the first 10 miles are easy as the local mining company has maintained the road so they can get equipment in and out. After that it is about 5 miles of serious stuff. You will leave the mining road at 33,17.506N x 111,00.743 and start a new adventure over some rough road. There is a series of switchbacks through several canyons before you top out and get near the cache. Quads and Jeeps only on this last 5 miles. Not even a 4x4 truck would make it. But please go this way. It is awesome country - you won't be disappointed.
From the east you can turn at Pinto valley mine Rd. The Coords are N33,22.036 W110,56.389. It is about 18 miles of dirt road. The first 15 being very easy dirt road and the last 3 should be done with a high clearance vehicle. over all it is an easy road and also very scenic.
I recommend making the entire loop. A nice detour would be to see the petroglyphs at N33,18.044 W110,58.543. The turn off is at 33.17.617N x 110.58.030W. There is a lot of petroglyphs to see and it is all very cool. Make this entire trip! You won't be sorry.
IF you want to see a write-up about this trip go to Click "Arizona Dirt Roads" and look for the "ROCK" Story.
For those of you who had to put up with my earlier typo's in this post, I apologize. I can drive a RZR just not a keyboard.
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