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    Blue Point to the Oven Hike

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    6.4 km
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    124 m
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    The Blue Point to the Oven hike is a 6.4 km trek in the Tonto National Forest that leads you along the Salt River to an old limestone oven built into the hillside. Between the river scenery and the massive oven, it’s a unique hike with lots of spots to dip your feet and cool down on hot days. Expect moderate traffic on this route.

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    Route Description for Blue Point to the Oven Hike

    Not many hikes boast a massive oven built into the hillside as their main attraction, but this one does. The hike from Blue Point to the Oven is a delightful journey with the Salt River trailing through, offering a nice way to cool down if you explore on hot days. Expect moderate traffic on this hike.

    We recommend doing this hike outside of the hot summer months. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the blazing sun if you’re here in the heat. Additionally, remember to have your Tonto pass to park. You can grab one at any nearby Circle K.

    From the trailhead, hike between the river and the cliffside before turning right to hike through the canyon. The oven is found 2.1 km into the hike. It’s huge, and you can either climb inside from the bottom to look up or climb onto the hill on top to peer down from the inside. Of course, please treat it with respect in order to preserve it for future generations. You can keep hiking past this point to enjoy the river to the trail’s end, where you’ll turn back and retrace your steps.

    Getting to the Blue Point to the Oven Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Blue Point to the Oven hike is off N Bush Highway.

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    • Backcountry Campground


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      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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