Backpacking the Superstition Mountains - Reeds Water

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Peralta Trailhead - Tonto National Forest

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  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Group size: 10

Are you new to backpacking or looking for some guidance for your first overnight trip? Join REI Outdoor School for a one night backpacking adventure into the Superstition Mountains. This two day trip will cover all the basics in preparing for and traveling in the backcountry including: gear considerations, packing a backpack, proper backpack fit, safe travel over uneven terrain, campsite setup, camp cooking, water filtering, food storage and Leave No Trace principles. This trip will set participants up for a solid understanding of the equipment and skills needed for a successful backpacking trip. Essential backpacking equipment provided.

  • Fitting a pack
  • Packing a backpack
  • Campsite selection and setup
  • Water filtration
  • Cooking in the backcountry
  • Staying warm in the backcountry
  • Explore local backpacking venues

Peralta Trailhead - Tonto National Forest

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From Gold Canyon, AZ: travel east on US 60 for 1.5 miles. Turn left on E Peralta Rd and continue for 7.5 miles to the Peralta Trailhead (follow signs). The majority of Peralta Rd is gravel, but is suitable for passenger cars. Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.