Pumphouse Wash

pumphouse wash

Pumphouse Wash is a major tributary of Oak Creek Canyon, yet is relatively not that interesting.  It does, however, provide a nice and dry adventure going as far up as you please.  This canyon crosses below highway 89A right when you get to the bottom of the switchbacks and is marked with a sign.  Begin hiking upstream, and you will be faced with alot of boulder hopping to begin and later on some short sections of narrows, nice scenery, and a pleasant experience.  This is a non technical adventure and is also a great hike to do during the winter.  Though I have never had a problem with security at any trailheads in the past, the one time I parked my car here it got the window knocked out and everything inside the car that was valuable (which was basically nothing fortunately) stolen.  I have been doing adventures like this for nearly a decade and this has been the only time I have had my car broken into.  Heed the warning as you will, this canyon is nice but the trailhead is along a busy highway.

-> Pumphouse Wash – April 28, 2007 <-

***THIS MAP IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE ROUTE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR REFERENCE***


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