Spur Cross Trail #8

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail accesses the old Spur Cross homestead and it provides a variety of vegetation and rock formations.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: All seasons
Information Center: Clifton Ranger District
(928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807

General Information

Directions: Take Highway 191 north of Clifton for 21 miles. The trail is on the west side of the highway about 1 mile north of Granville Campground.
General Notes: Carry plenty of water and treat any water you find before drinking

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Activities


Bicycling

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Day Hiking

This trail accesses the old Spur Cross homestead and it provides a variety of vegetation and rock formations. The predominant vegetation consists of Arizona cypress, sycamore, and white oak. Another interesting feature of this trail is a small cave about 4 miles down in the bluffs near the ridgeline. The smoke-stained ceiling indicates pre-historic use. The Spur Cross homestead is on private land so please respect their privacy. This trail can be hard to follow due to its rocky nature.

Trail Log:

  • 0.0 Highway 191
  • 0.4 Top of ridge
  • 0.6 Trail follows across a small mesa
  • 1.5 High point on trail. Elevation about 6900 feet
  • 4.5 Saddle
  • 5.0 Trail #571 should branch to the south and connect with Trail #13 near Cottonwood Springs. There may not be a sign
  • 5.6 Trail drops into Dark Canyon
  • 5.8 Old Spur Cross homestead. Elevation: 4800 feet

USGS Maps: Clifton - 348NW

Elevation desc 4,800 feet to 6,900 feet
Best Season: All seasons
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.8 miles

  Latitude : 
33.19176667

  Longitude : 
-109.3844472

  Elevation : 
4,800 feet - 6,900 feet

 



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