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Tollgate Pass 


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Elevation: 80'
Location: 32.8429, -109.3972 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Brian Dunlavey on Apr 4, 2011
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The entrance to the Tollgate Pass routes. The rout...

Description 

This is a volcanic slot canyon in the desert south of Morenci. Narrow and deep, the canyon stays remains much cooler than the surroundings, and offers a pleasant destination from Safford for those looking for a little local crag. The rock is a nearly glass smooth at the bottom, but is quite porous and fractured higher up.

About a dozen short routes exist ranging 5.9-5.12


Getting There 

Park on the side of 191 near the top of a hill where you'll find a break in the fence. Hike down a thin path to a drainage which you follow to the floor of the canyon and head left.


6 Total Routes


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This obvious-looking canyon is actually NOT your destination.  When you see this, trend left up the wash until you reach the slot canyon with bolts.
This obvious-looking canyon is actually NOT your d...
The view from the entrance to the canyon.  August 2013.
The view from the entrance to the canyon. August ...
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By Neal M.
Jul 13, 2013

Any idea why some of the hangers are missing off of the bolts, but the nuts are still loosely on the bolts? I will more than gladly purchase some hangers and put them back on the routes, I'm just curious if they were taken off for a reason