Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail # 615

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail is very popular and is visited annually by thousands of people from around the world. The trail follows relatively level terrain to the very edge of the Mogollon Rim. There are excellent scenic vistas along the trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Year round
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lakeside Ranger District
(928) 368-2100
TTY: (928) 368-5088

General Information

Accessibility:

The first 1/2 mile is paved and universally accessible.


Directions:

The trail is located along State Highway 260 between Show Low and Lakeside, approximately 3 miles northwest of the district office.


General Notes:
  • The Mogollon Rim was named for Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, who was the Governor of the Province of New Mexico between 1712 and 1715.
  • This self guided interpretive trail is a one mile loop which takes about an hour to complete. The first 1/2 mile is paved and universally accessible.

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Day Hiking

This trail is very popular and is visited annually by thousands of people from around the world. The trail follows relatively level terrain to the very edge of the Mogollon Rim. There are excellent scenic vistas along the trail.

It is likely more kinds of trees, bushes, and shrubs can be seen growing side- by-side along this trail than any other area on the district. Pacific willow and Bebb's willow, together with a wide variety of water plants and sedges can be found growing along an irrigation ditch which has an interesting history relating to pioneers in the area.

Elevation desc6,800 feet

Best Season: Year Round
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1 mile; the first 1/2 mile is paved

  Latitude : 
34.17938333

  Longitude : 
-110.012475

  Elevation : 
6,800 feet