Wanting to know which is the best access point to be able to backpack into the Galiuro Wilderness area coming from Mesa (east-valley area)? I keep reading access is pretty limited throughout the unit any info would help. Also people usually packing in water or finding seeps? Thanks
Unit 32 Galiuro Wilderness Access
Posted July 26 2017 - 11:25 AM
I tried coming in from the north and west sides last year. Got close to the wilderness, but there were no trails and I had to hike up and over the top of the ridge to get where I wanted to go. Not a smart move. I believe there are still two access points that are still open with trailheads to get back in there. Fourmile, Long Hallow and Rattlesnake access points are closed. Deer Creek is supposed to be open, but I never made it that far down on the east side. There is also supposed to be an open trailhead at the south end of the west side, but I cannot remember the name now.
As for water, I found a small seep and set up camp nearby, but ran out of water on day 4 and had to pack out early. Not sure where the next closest water was, as I had a lion drinking from it my last two nights walking back to camp in the dark. I've heard there are springs further in, but I never made it over the ridge and stayed on the west face.
Posted July 26 2017 - 01:16 PM
Posted July 26 2017 - 08:44 PM
Thanks for all the info guys. Is there no access at all on the westside? I see Whitlock road and YLE Ranch road come in off the west but not sure if you can actually get down through those ranches. I don't need a trail head just a point that is not making me hike 15 miles like going up the basset trail on the southern part.
Posted July 27 2017 - 08:43 AM
Posted August 10 2017 - 10:54 PM
Access has sucked from both sides for over 12 years and has gotten worse year after year .... When Mercers cut off access getting in bed with a couple guides we stopped applying for that Unit ...Know anyone with Horses ?
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