Palm Canyon

photo: Palm Canyon Type: Backcountry
Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Along U.S. Highway 95 in Kofa NWR, at mile 85 northeast of Yuma.

States: Arizona
Counties: Yuma
Latitude: 33.36038   Longitude: -114.10627

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Description

An area of rugged beauty, Palm Canyon may be the only place in Arizona where native palm trees, California Fan Palms, can be found. The Palm Canyon Trail is a moderately easy, half-mile trail that winds up toward the base of the canyon. This trail leads to a small sign on a slightly elevated area near the middle of the canyon. By looking upward in the narrow, north trending side canyon, you will see the palms clearly. For a short time, at mid-day, the trees are well lighted for pictures. Otherwise, the trees are shaded. Beyond the trail, there is the prospect of hiking further up into the canyon. This hike is much steeper and without a defined trail, but allows for up-close examination of the magnificent palms!

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 2,120
Elevation High Point: 2,440
Year Designated: 2007

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Susanna Henry
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
9300 E. 28th St.
Yuma , AZ 85365
(928) 783-7861
Susanna_Henry@fws.gov
http://southwest.fws.gov/refuges/arizona/kofa.html

 

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