Los Burros Trail #631

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This is an ideal trail to take during the hottest days of summer because of the high altitude and many sections of the trail are shaded. A side trip to Lake Mountain Lookout can give you a wonderful view of the area. 

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Late spring to late fall
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information

Directions:

The trailhead is located at Los Burros Campground. From Lakeside, take State Highway 260 to McNary on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. In McNary, turn left on Forest Road 224, following signs to Vernon. Drive approximately 8 miles until road signs direct you to turn right into Los Burros Campground. Drive to the far end of the campground to find the trailhead.
 


General Notes:
  • Los Burros covers more than ten miles of mixed conifer and ponderosa pine forest.
  • Visitors are welcome at the lookout tower, but lookouts may refuse visitors if they are busy.

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Activities


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Backpacking

This is an ideal trail to take during the hottest days of summer because of the high altitude and many sections of the trail are shaded. A side trip to Lake Mountain Lookout can give you a wonderful view of the area. Keep in mind that these towers are staffed during the peak fire season.

Nature observation can be very rewarding along this trail. The mixed conifer forest contains varieties of spruce, pine, and fir as well as aspen and oak. Elk and mule deer are commonly sighted along with an occasional black bear. Notice how many aspen trees show the claw marks of bears.

The section of trail between Forest Road 96 and Forest Road 9 is particularly beautiful and Reservation Flat makes an ideal spot for lunch or a short break. On a clear day it's possible to see Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks (Arizona's highest point, 100 miles away) from the northwest slopes of Wishbone Mountain.
 

Elevation desc  7,000 to 8,370 ft.
Best Season: Late spring to late fall
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
13 miles

  Latitude : 
34.139025

  Longitude : 
-109.7766194

  Elevation : 
7,000 feet - 8,370 feet

 



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