Denton Trail 69


From FR 421, the trail climbs steadily up the east face of the mountain. Some sections are quite steep. The trail eventually tops out at 5,760 feet elevation and then descends to Big Pine Flat for the last ¼ mile.

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Open Season: April - November
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, pack it in pack it out, closed to all motor vehicles. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
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General Information

Directions: North End: Forest Road (FR) 421: From Tonto Basin turn onto FR 421. Drive 2.5 miles to the end of the road (4-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended) South End: (Forest Road (FR) 422A): From the Four Peaks road/FR 143, drive north on FR 422 for 2 miles (4-wheel drive vehicles recommended) to the junction with FR 422A. Turn right and drive for 1.7 miles to the end of the road where the trail begins.



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Mountain Biking

Nice vistas of Tonto Basin. At the upper elevations, the trail passes through a stand of Ponderosa pine. Portions of the trail are rough and should be traveled with caution.
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


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