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    Sears Kay Ruins Trail

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    2.6 km
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    111 m
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    The Sears Kay Ruins Trail is an interesting hike suitable for all skill levels and ages. This quick trail has beautiful wildflowers to see in the spring, neat rock formations, and preserve ruins. It won’t take much time out of your day, so plan a picnic and a quick hike in the area if you’re going to be nearby. You’ll also love the views of the basin at the end of the hike.

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    Route Description for Sears Kay Ruins Trail

    The hike to the Sears Kay Ruins is a delightful little adventure suitable for nearly everyone. This easy walk has great wildflowers in the spring and excellent views of the ruins and basin all year round. With picnic areas near the trailhead, you can easily make an afternoon out of your visit here or choose this hike to pair with another one in the area.

    From the trailhead, the route meanders through the desert towards the ruins site. It’s a quick trip and the elevation gain is quite manageable. At the ruins site, you can check out the remnants of the structures and look out into the basin beyond, which you have a great view of.

    From the lookout, you’ll return to the trailhead the same way you came out.

    Getting to the Sears Kay Ruins Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Sears Kay Ruins Trail is at the end of Sears Kay Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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