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Big Balanced Rock Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

Enjoy wonderful views of Chiricahua's mountains and spires, and head to a fantastically balanced rock and other trails.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

7,041' 2,146 m

High

6,802' 2,073 m

Low

92' 28 m

Up

240' 73 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Description

The trail begins at the intersection of the Mushroom Rock Trail and the trail to Inspiration Point. As the trail wanders along through the burned forest, views open up of the Chiricahua Mountains, craggy hills, and the plains of Arizona, as well as a few rock spires. Further along the trail, more spires (looking like oddly-shaped pieces of art) appear in peek-a-boo views.

After hiking 1.0 miles, the Big Balanced Rock appears on left. This is impossible to miss; the rock is massive and reminiscent of an enormous water cooler. You are now in the Heart of Rocks area, and the spires nearby are very impressive.

Continue a short distance to the junction with the Heart of Rocks Loop and Sarah Deming Trail; this is the official end of the Big Balanced Rock Trail.

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#71

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Big Balanced Rock stands precariously in Chiricahua National Monument.
Jan 26, 2017 near Willcox, AZ

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