Bulldog Canyon - FR 1356

 

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The Trail:

Bulldog Canyon requires a free Bulldog Canyon pass (information available here). This trail is not as popular as FR 10 and relatively easy to run. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive from the intersection with FR 10 to the gate on the Apache Trail). There are a few locations where there are some larger ruts and rocks, and a hill, but most stock 4x4s should be able to navigate it without any problems. There is also an optional difficult hill that can be run - there is a bypass for it.

In the spring there can be many flowers in bloom.

Rating:

1.5 (was 2.0 up to 2011)

Runs:

Date: 4/6/2008

Suspension: Stock

Photos:

View along the trail:

Heading up a hill - the easier path:

A view of the Superstitions from the trail:

 

Date: 3/1/2009

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, stock tires

Photos:

The remains of the "Rock House" (don't know what it is yet - it's on our GPSr map):

 

Date: 7/24/2009 - just got our new BFG 35x12.50x17's and have to test them out!

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Gotta have at least one poser to see the tires and wheels:

With out lift and stock tires we would slide on our frame on this ledge - not now!:

Coming down:

I didn't know this side want' quite down yet:

We've seen this structure from the trail before, and decided to see what it was:

It's a tank to catch rain. The rain runs down the corrugated metal and into a tray that leads to a pipe the fills the tank:

There's a lot of green in the hill:

Here's a video going down and up a rough area: video

Here's a video going up a hill: video

Here's a video going up a steeper hill: video

 

Date: 3/21/2010 - with a small group checking out the flowers and breaking in a new Jeep

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

Stopped for lunch:

This saguaro was watching us from on top of the hill:

Water was running from the well:

Back on the trail and heading up a hill with a sharp turn to the right at the top:

Lots of green along the trail with Weavers Needle and Superstition Mountains in the distance:

Along the trail with another shot of the Superstition Mountains in the background:

Coming up a hill:

Airing up - there was some mud along the way. The cover for the PowerPlant kept it clean:

Date: 3/27/2010 - a small group checking out the flowers

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

A nice group of Poppies:

Some small lavender flowers and some Poppies:

More Lupine along the trail:

We didn't see many of these:

We stopped for lunch at our "regular" lunch stop:

Back on the trail. There was Lupine all up this hill:

Some more flowers:

At this point we cut up FR 3512. When we returned we check out a wash for some Gold:

Getting near the end of the trail. You can see Weavers Needle and the Superstitions:

As the sun sets you can see the shadows on the Superstitions:

 

Date: 9/18/2010 - first nighttime run

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

We saw a couple of these Western Diamond Backed Rattlesnakes along the way:

 

Date: 1/2/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

There's snow on Four Peaks:

Airing up:

The Superstitions:

Some scenery:

 

Date: 3/12/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17

Photos:

The road is all graded now, but the scenery is still nice. Superstition Mountain in the distance: video.

 


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