FR 487 Updates

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Route
Location:
Arizona, United States, North America
Route Type:
road
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
easy hiking

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Created On: Sep 19, 2005
Last Edited On: Sep 19, 2005

Approach


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!

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FR 487 Updates

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