Willow Springs (4.0)
Trail Rating: 4.0
Willow Springs is located in Bull Dog Canyon, just outside of Apache Junction. You must have a current permit to use this, or any trail located in Bull Dog Canyon. Permits are FREE and good for 6 months. Please get one before your trip, from the Mesa Ranger Station located at 5140 E. Ingram Street. Mesa, AZ. 85205. Their telephone number is 480-610-3300.
Willow Springs is a wash that winds through a deep canyon that has many different types of terrain. There are bypasses for some of the obstacles. This trail has some big rocks with some off camber ledges that can get your attention if you choose the wrong line. There is also a rock garden at the end of the trail that can offer breakage as well as body damage. When you reach the end of the trail, you must turn around and now run it backwards. The trip out is quite different than the trip in. Where you climb down into the canyon you'll now have to climb out. This trip with a group of 6 rigs and no breakage, can be completed in less than 6 hours.
There is also an optional area as you start the trail that is called Mini Moab. It is a play area that is made up of red slick rock that you can test your suspension on. It is a fun beginning, or end to your day, depending on your time constraints.
Bring your camera, and plenty of water, along with a good attitude for a trail you will surely enjoy.
Last edited by jeep4offrd; 05-22-2006 at 05:38 PM.
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