The trail immediately enters Wilderness. The wide, nearly flat trail leads into the wide canyon mouth with nice views, but no shade from the desert scrub vegetation. At 2/3 mile, HS Canyon Trail branches off to the left. About 2 mi. in the David Miller Trail over to Bear Sign Canyon departs to the right. Vegetation varies from chaparral to mixed conifer along this typically dry water course. After 2 mi. there is shade from oak and ponderosa and nice views of red rock formations. This hike can be extended further into the narrowing box canyon for up to an 11 mi. round trip. (Coconino National Forest) Click here to download a pdf version.
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