East Baldy Trail #95

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail follows the East Fork of the Little Colorado River through a long meadow. Click here for printable information and map.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open , with advisory TRAIL NOT CLEARED OF HAZARDS, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: May through October. Snowdrifts often block the upper portions of the trail as late as June.
  • This is a wilderness trail. Rules pertaining to wilderness areas apply and are enforced.
  • No motorized vehicles, mountain bicycles or power equipment are allowed in the wilderness
Water: Carry your own water or purification equipment and do not drink untreated water
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Springerville Ranger District
(928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397

General Information

Parking: Accommodates Trailers

There are two trailheads, both off AZ 273. The main trailhead is on the north side of the East Fork of the Little Colorado. This used to be the Phelps Trailhead. A secondary trailhead is located at Gabaldon Campground. The trails merge within a quarter of a mile of their respective starting points.

General Notes:
  • Please sign in at the trailhead register
  • Please follow low impact camping techniques and leave no trace of your passing
  • Group size limits are 12 for hiking and riding and 6 for camping

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  Area/Length : 
7 miles (14 miles round trip)

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  Elevation : 
9,300 feet - 11,200 feet