Snake Gulch

 

N 36° 43.154' W 112° 27.201'

Strictly high-clearance and having a 4X4 will help smooth out the ride. If you have a topo map it will help show you where you are.

This is one of those places that doesn't get very many visitors! We spent a week here during one hunting season and saw no one the whole week! We have found fossils in the area, there are spots where the broken pottery is so thick you cannot walk without stepping on it, there are chipping flakes scattered about, and the views into Snake Gulch are beautiful. With a good pair of binoculars you can look down into Snake Gulch and see some pictographs painted on the wall of one of the horseshoe shaped recesses (looking West view). You never know what type of wildlife you will get the chance to see. It may be deer, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, various birds, lizards and snakes, etc.

Head south on Hwy 89A out of Fredonia, AZ. And take FS22 (the old Ryan Road) for 12 miles to the sign "Gunsight Point 17". Go west 3.4 miles and hang a left (south). At .8 miles go left at the "Y". Then 3.7 miles to a "T" and head right (west). Go about 1/10 mile, then left to the parking area. Head south on foot to the edge of the canyon.

As you head to the canyon's edge, be sure to look back at where you parked so you can find your way back. If you have a GPSr set a waypoint for your vehicle.

 

Canyon, Pictographs

Looking West into Snake Gulch.

canyon, snake gulch

Also looking west

 

Toothpick point, canyon

Looking East into Snake Gulch.

 

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