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    See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    5-7h
    Distance
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    18.3 km
    Elevation
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    608 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop is an 18.3 km moderate hike in the Tonto National Forest that takes you to the headwaters of the See Spring and through a gorgeous canyon. The fall colors are incredible to view from atop the mesa, making this a great autumn hike. Bring a GPS route on this hike as it’s not quite as easy to follow the further you get into the canyon.

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    Route Description for See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop

    The See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop is a fun adventure with varied scenery, ranging from the green-framed headwaters of the See Spring to the tall canyon walls of See Canyon and the canopy of trees on Drew Trail. There’s a campground atop the mesa you can use, or you can explore the other trails that are accessible from the end of this one.

    The trail gets a bit hard to follow the further you get into the canyon. A downloaded map will be a lifesaver! Additionally, poles and good boots will be helpful if you want to finish the climb at the end of the canyon.

    From the trailhead, you can choose one of two approaches. The first is to hike towards the canyon, ascend to the top of the mesa, cross the plateau, and descend Drew and Highline Trail. This makes for a more strenuous climb. The second option is to ascend Drew/Highline first, cross the plateau, and descend through See Canyon. Most users report counterclockwise as being a bit more gradual, but the loop is beautiful either way.

    Getting to the See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the See Canyon and Drew Trail Loop is at the end of FR 284.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      FR 9350 Campground

    • When to do

      April-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Loop

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