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Apache County, Arizona

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  • Navajo County, Arizona

    Blue Ridge Cave Trail

    6.8 mi / 554 ft gain
    Right off Arizona Highway 260 at Porter Mountain Rd., you'll find this easy out-and-back hike that will wind you past Scott Reservoir to an ancient lava tube cave. To access the trailhead, take Porter Mountain Rd. for one mile off Highway 260, the parking area is easily visible about 0.1 mi past...
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  • Show Low, Arizona

    Hike the Show Low Bluff Trail

    1.5 mi / 76 ft gain
    Built in 2012, this loop is part of the white mountain trail system and you may park directly at the trailhead. A paved walking path starts at the trailhead and leads you to a bridge that provides a beautiful view of Show Low Creek and the surrounding meadow. After crossing the bridge, you will e...
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  • Greer, Arizona

    Hike the Government Springs Trail

    6.25 mi / 68 ft gain
    To find Government Springs Trailhead, follow State Route 260 to State Route 373 (the Greer Turnoff), turn right and follow State Route 373 to FR 575 until it ends. At the end of the road is a small parking lot with restroom facilities. The trail starts at the north end of the parking lot.This bea...
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  • Greer, Arizona

    Backpack East Baldy Trail #95

    13 mi / 1900 ft gain
    From the trailhead you start your hike with views over the East Fork of the Little Colorado River as it winds through grassy meadows filled with summer wildflowers. About 1.5 miles in the trail heads into the forest, on your left before you enter the forest is a nice primitive campsite where we s...
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  • Apache County, Arizona

    Hike the Thompson Trail

    6 mi / 250 ft gain
    As you travel down Forest Road 116, approximately 200 yards before the trailhead, you will see the remains of the old Thompson Cattle Ranch - hence, Thompson Trail  #629. The trail begins atop an old railroad grade, a reminder of the very successful logging days that went on for many years. The r...
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  • Whiteriver, Arizona

    Pacheta Falls

    2.37 mi / 187 ft gain
    Pacheta Falls is spectacular and worth the several hour drive over washboard roads and you explore the high country of Arizona.  You will be on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, so please take note: You need to purchase a Special Use PermitNo swimming allowed4x4 with additional clearance re...
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  • Nutrioso, Arizona

    Hike to Escudilla Mountain Lookout Tower

    6 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Already starting off at elevation (about 9,560 feet above sea level), you first travel through a large stand of aspen trees during the beginning third of the trail.Depending on the season, the aspen can provide pleasant cover in summer, miraculous colors in fall and eerie creaking as the wind flo...
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  • Holbrook, Arizona

    Hike the Giant Logs and Long Logs trail to the Agate House

    3 mi
    Both trails begin from the Rainbow Forest Museum located at the southern entrance of the National Park. Start with the Giant Logs trail which will take you on a short .4 mi paved loop through magnificently colored wood. Make sure to stop at the top of the trail by "Old Faithful" which is almost 1...
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  • Gila County, Arizona

    Cibecue Falls

    2.94 mi / 600 ft gain
    The Hike It’s a bumpy ride down an old dirt road to get to the trailhead to hike Cibecue Falls. Use extreme caution on this road as there are very narrow sections with sheer cliffs. The road follows along the Salt River giving you a nice viewpoint of the Salt River Canyon. On your way in, yo...
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  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

    Crystal Forest Loop

    0.92 mi / 49 ft gain
    There really isn't much to this hike beyond exploring all the different types of petrified wood deposits.  It's named after the wood that has formed in the petrified logs.  I felt like it was the best place to go in the park to have an opportunity to see a diverse array of petrified wood in one p...
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