Indian Springs Trail #627

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The trail begins in a meadow but soon plunges into the forest, dominated by ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir trees. Click here for printable information and map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open, with advisory TRAIL NOT CLEARED OF HAZARDS, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Portions of the trail lie within the West Fork Closure Area. Day use only is permitted. No overnight camping.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: April through November, depending on the weather
Restrictions: This trial is closed to horseback riding and motorized vehicles.
Water: Bring your own drinking water, as the water sources in the area are not treated.
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Springerville Ranger District
(928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397

General Information


From the Eagar stoplight, travel west on AZ Highway 260 for 2.8 miles to AZ Highway 261. Turn left (south)on AZ Highway 261 for 16.3 miles to AZ Highway 273 and turnleft and travel 2.8 miles to FR 249E. Turn right on FR 249E and the trailhead is .3 mile on the left.

General Notes:
  • This trail was designed for hiking and mountain bicycling. To avoid user conflict, it is closed to horseback riding and motorized vehicles.
  • Stay on the trail and avoid the temptation to make your own shortcuts.
  • The black rubber bars set across the trail are water bars, designed to carry runoff away from the trail and prevent erosion. They are safe to ride over on a mountain bike.
  • It is recommended that you begin the Indian Springs loop on the south side of the road, by the register. This will greatly reduce possible conflict with other users and will eliminate a climb between Spillman and Indian Springs.
  • All roads to the trailhead are suitable for passenger vehicles.

Parking: Limited (5-6 cars)

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  Area/Length : 
7.5 miles round trip

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  Elevation : 
9,000 feet