This is an old pioneer trail built by the Drew family. The Drews homesteaded around Sharp Creek and constructed this trail to Winslow prior to 1909. This trail weaves its way through Ponderosa pine.
At a Glance
Rentals & Guides:
April - October
No motor vehicles are allowed. If you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!! Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods. Do not drink untreated water. Giardia, protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams. Caution should also be taken when using this trail in the summer heat. Portions of the trail are rough and steep in places and should be traveled with caution. Not recommended for horses.The rim has the second highest incidence of lightning in the U.S., so use caution during the summer rainy season.
On the Sitgreaves National Forest, find the trailhead on the south side of FR 9350. The trail descends very rapidly and is rocky and narrow in many locations.
Southwest end: (6,780 feet elevation): at Highline
Northeast end: (7,600 feet elevation): above the
Mogollon Rim at Forest Road (FR) 9350