Horseshoe Cienega/Hannagan Meadow Loop - # 4

Area Status: Open
This area is Open


The area where this trail is located has been severely affected by the Wallow Fire of June 2011. The area is currently open to public use and entry - HOWEVER trails may not have been recently assessed or maintained for hazards associated with the fire, so plan your trip accordingly.

Please keep in mind that any area affected by the wildfire can be prone to hazards such as falling trees, flooding and burned out stump holes. The environment you are entering is highly susceptible to rainstorms and wind events. Any time you enter the forest, you should be aware of your environment and changing weather conditions. You are responsible for your own safety! Always look up, look down, and look all around.

Diverse terrain and alpine scenes are the setting for this mild mountain bike ride or winter ski route. Click here for printable information and map.


Tall conifers and high meadows frame the remains of historic cabins as you ride. The mixed forest here is majestic when the leaves change during the cool days of fall. The brilliant gold of aspen trees is remarkable if you happen to catch them at their peak. You will share the area with resident wildlife including wild turkey, elk, deer, coyotes and black bears.

When conditions allow, this trail is groomed for winter cross-country skiing. At times when grooming is not available, it makes for a great backcountry ski or snowshoe route.

USGS Map: Hannagan Meadow

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Information Center: Alpine Ranger District
(928) 339-5000
TTY: (928) 339-4566

General Information


Drive south on Hwy. 191 from Alpine for 23 miles to Forest Road (FR) 576 (¼ mile north of Hannagan Lodge). The trail begins here, takes a turn to the right and follows the power lines.

Recreation Map

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Difficulty Level: Moderate
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.5. miles

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  Elevation : 
8,900 feet - 9,300 feet