Submarine Rock Hike

Summary: An easy to moderate hike to a large named rock formation with panoramic views all around

Challenge Level: Easy to Moderate

Hiking Distance: About 3 miles to Submarine Rock and return

Trailhead Directions: From the "Y" (the intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A), go south on Highway 179 1.5 miles to the roundabout at Morgan Road. Turn left (east) on Morgan Road and drive about 0.6 miles to the trailhead parking on your left.

Description: Submarine Rock is a very large formation in the shape of a nuclear submarine. The shortest hike to Submarine Rock is by hiking the Broken Arrow Trail for 1 mile and then turning to Submarine Rock. Along the way to the turn, you'll pass the Devil's Dining Room (a large sinkhole on your left and surrounded by a fence). After the turn to Submarine Rock, you'll come to an area with some very colorful stones along the trail. You'll come to a Jeep Road in about another 1/2 mile. You can get to Submarine Rock by either continuing on the trail by crossing the Jeep Road, or by turning right and following the Jeep Road to the south end of Submarine Rock. From here you may want to hike over to Chicken Point, which will add another mile to the hike (see Broken Arrow Hike).


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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 November 29, 2014
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