Squirrel Trail #34

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The first mile of the trail is on a gentle slope and provides a beautiful view of aspen. About 2 miles down the trail there is a usually reliable spring. Cross-country skiing map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The public is restricted from this trail in addition to several Forest Service roads (listed below) in an effort to minimize risk for fire starts.
Usage: Light
Best Season: May through December
Information Center: Clifton Ranger District
(928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807

General Information

Directions: Take Highway 191 north of Clifton for 68 miles to Forest Road 54. From Alpine, take Highway 191 south 29 miles to Forest Road 54. Take FR 54 west 5 miles to the signed junction with FR54D and drive 1/4 mile to the trailhead. Follow FR 54D until Trail #34 leaves the road.
General Notes: Horses and packstock are not recommended on the upper 1 mile
Parking: In 1996 and in a cooperative effort with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the upper end of this trail was re-located and the trailhead constructed to provide access for horse trailers.

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Activities


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In 1996 and in a cooperative effort with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the upper end of this trail was re-located and the trailhead constructed to provide access for horse trailers. The first mile of the trail is on a gentle slope and provides a beautiful view of aspen. About 2 miles down the trail there is a usually reliable spring.

Saunders Cabin is maintained by the grazing permit holder but it is open to the public. You are asked to leave as you found it or in even better condition. Past the cabin you head south into Squirrel Canyon and eventually to Dry Prong of Eagle Creek.

Trail Log:

  • 0.0 Trailhead on Forest Road 54D
  • 1.0 Trail #34 starts here 3.2 Junction with Trail #47
  • 3.6 Saunders Cabin, 6600 feet elevation
  • 6.8 Junction with Trail #48
  • 7.8 Junction with Forest Road 8369
  • 8.8 Junction with Trail #33

USGS Maps: Hannagan - 302SW

Elevation desc 5,800 feet to 8,000 feet
Best Season: May through December
Difficulty Level: Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.4740916

  Longitude : 
-109.480575

  Elevation : 
5,600 feet - 8,000 feet

 



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