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Phoenix: Black Mesa Loop

This popular 8.9-mile lasso loop crosses mesa and cacti country near Weavers Needle, whose shadow allegedly leads treasure seekers to a lost gold stash.

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Mapped by Steffan Fay

To Trailhead

US 60 E to AZ 88 E thru Apache Junction, AZ. Go .25 mi. past Lost Dutchman State Park entrance; turn R onto (dirt) First Water Rd./NF 78. In roughly 3 mi., park @ First Water trailhead.

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