Ghost Of The Coyote Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Ghost of the Coyote covers more than fifteen miles of the most beautiful pinon-juniper forest on the district. Fascinating plants abound including several types of cacti, yucca, agave, and wildflowers.

At a Glance

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

General Information

Directions:

From Show Low Post Office drive west on State Highway 260 8.1 miles. Turn right on Burton Road. Drive 1.1 miles north. Trailhead is on left just past cattleguard.


General Notes:
  • Limited Trailhead Parking.
  • This trail can be long, hot, and dry during the summer.
  • Trail passes many tanks and provides ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and encounters.
  • Moderate for horses

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Activities


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Day Hiking

Ghost of the Coyote covers more than fifteen miles of the most beautiful pinon-juniper forest on the district. Fascinating plants abound including several types of cacti, yucca, agave, and wildflowers. There are also may impressive specimens of Utah and alligator Juniper as well as plenty of pinon pine trees which yield delicious pine nuts. This trail is an excellent way to explore a fascinating ecosystem.

The route follows portions of old logging roads with vista points offering panoramic views of the White Mountains, including Mt. Baldy. Javelina, mountain lion, and turkey are a few species that can be seen in this area.

In the distant past, indigenous peoples were apparently fond of this area as well. There are several sites in the area where evidence of past occupation may be found such as pottery shards, stone tools, and the foundations of dwellings. Federal law prohibits the excavation or removal of artifacts from these sites. Each site is like a history book that has yet to even be opened. It tells the story of all the creatures, events and people that have passed over the place. If we remove one artifact, then we have effectively left a gaping hole in an otherwise complete history book.

USGS Maps: Pinedale, 234 SW

Elevation desc6,200 feet -6,000 feet
Best Season: Early spring to early winter

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
16 miles

  Latitude : 
34.30001111

  Longitude : 
-110.1573639

  Elevation : 
6,000 feet - 6,200 feet

 



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