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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Benson, AZ
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Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105774 2017/Y0372
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km/6 km/10 km - 2A
Description: Dawn to dusk. Registration box below counter under lottery machine-ask clerk. Elevation at start point is 4,800 ft. Route is along paved streets & on sidewalks w/one noticeable incline. Route features panoramic view of San Pedro River Valley & the chance to see several very long freight trains pass through the town. Count the number of churches along the route in this prime example of "small town USA." 5 km trail is rated 1A. 10 km trail crosses double set of train tracks twice. This walk is in Cochise County-the only county in the USA named for an individual Native American, plus Benson is a person's name. There are 15 murals within one block of the start point.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Dawn to dusk
Location: Giant Store/Shell Gas Station
Start Point / Driving Directions: 104 E 4th. West I-10 exit 304 & proceed S on Ocotillo to traffic signal. Turn left & Giant Station is at next light on right. East I-10 exit 303. Giant Station on right beyond 3rd traffic light. Park in lot on side of building, if possible.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
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Host Club: Thunder Mountain Trekkers
Contact: Wendy Breen (520) 378-1763
Website: www.aztrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: artinthepark@cox.net