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FR 487 Updates

FR 487 Updates


Page Type: Route

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.81200°N / 110.905°W

Object Title: FR 487 Updates

Route Type: road

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: easy hiking

Route Quality: 
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Page By: surgent

Created/Edited: Sep 19, 2005 / Sep 19, 2005

Object ID: 166806

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The turn off to FR-487 is near milepost 284 along AZ-288.

Route Description

Updates to the route (2005): A large fire in 2003 known as the Coon Creek fire burned much of the upper mountain. As a result vehicular traffic past Workman Creek Falls is closed. There has been some significant erosion along the road just below the falls, enough to warrant the closure. I am not sure if this is permanent. You'll have to park along the road at a gate near the "Falls" campground. From here, simply walk the road to the top, about 3 miles and 1,500 feet of gain. I explored part of Trail 151 but it grew very indistinct amid downfall and burned forest-scape, so I stuck to the road instead. It's still a nice hike, and the Workman Creek Falls are very impressive!

Essential Gear

Nothing out of the ordinary.

Miscellaneous Info

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