Summary: A wonderful hike passing Chicken Point
Challenge Level: Moderate
Hiking Distance: About 2 miles each way to Chicken Point (4 miles round trip); 4 miles one way to the north end of the Broken Arrow Trail
Trailhead Directions: From the "Y" roundabout (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive south on SR 179 for 3.5 miles. Once you pass the Back 'O Beyond roundabout, the northbound and southbound lanes of SR 179 split. Shortly you'll see a "Scenic View" sign. Turn left here and proceed across the northbound SR 179 to the parking area.
Description: You start by hiking along the Bell Rock Pathway Trail heading south. At 0.3 miles you'll turn left on the Little Horse Trail. We did this 4 mile one way hike as a two car hike, parking one car at the Broken Arrow Trail Head off of Morgan Road and parking the other at the Little Horse Trailhead noted above. Excellent red rock views as you hike past Chicken Point, Submarine Rock and the Devil's Dining Room. At Chicken Point and Submarine Rock you'll likely encounter some Pink Jeeps as these are stops on their Broken Arrow Tour. There isn't much shade on this hike so if you hike in the Summer, take extra water.
Here is a photo by Jim Greene taken in April 2010
In February 2008, we hiked the Little Horse Trail to Chicken Point, a hike of about 2 miles each way. Here are photos taken by Julia Iveson.
And here are photos taken by Rob Iveson.
For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.
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Last Updated April 10, 2013
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