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United States : Arizona

23.6 miles (38.0 km) NW of Marble Canyon, Coconino, AZ, USA
Approx. altitude: 1552 m (5091 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 37°S 68°E

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#2: looking east #3: looking west #4: looking northwest #5: coyote buttes #6: coyote buttes in the distance

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  37°N 112°W (visit #2)  

#1: looking north

(visited by David Mower)

26-Apr-2001 -- Thursday

This confluence is in the Coyote Buttes Wilderness Study Area, which straddles the Utah / Arizona border. Access is by hiking only. There are three trail head access points. I used the Wire Pass Trail Head, which also provides access to the Paria Canyon Primitive Area. The Coyote Buttes themselves are available only to permit holders; the permits are available online.

I had been to the trail head parking area many times, as I use the non-wilderness areas for mountain biking. The hike was very enjoyable, but longer than I had expected. It took about 2.5 hours. The combination of sand, wind and perspiration made me quite “gritty.”

When I reached the confluence I recognized it from Mr. Luttringhaus’ photos. (Sorry if I got the spelling wrong.) I left a small pile of rocks.

I saw lizards, stink bug and ants. There were many beautiful flowers. The prickly pears were in bloom. The rocks formations are unique. A great day of exploring!


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#1: looking north
#2: looking east
#3: looking west
#4: looking northwest
#5: coyote buttes
#6: coyote buttes in the distance
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  Notes
In the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.