Mogollon Rim Ranger District


Trees, clouds and sky taken from Hutch Mtn. Lookout Tower looking toward Long Lake

The Mogollon Rim is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. It extends across the entire forest and provides excellent views within Plateau Country and Desert Canyon Country as well. Dropping as much as 2,000 feet in some areas, the Rim provides some of the most far-reaching scenery in Arizona. Views stretch from its rocky precipice to Four Peaks of the Mazatzals northeast of Phoenix.

Needless to say, sightseeing is a favorite activity along the Rim, but this forest area also boasts a historic system of hiking and horseback trails, a couple of picturesque lakes for boating and fishing, and backcountry skiing for wilderness adventurers. The Mogollon Rim is home to Camp Colley, an outdoor adventure camp at Little Moqui, run by the City of Phoenix, Parks and Recreation.

The photo above (see larger view) was taken by Mark Hickcox, Civil Engineer Tech on the Mogollon Rim District, from the Hutch Mountain Lookout Tower in the summer of 2011. It is looking south-east toward Long Lake.

 

Recreation activities for the Mogollon Rim District:

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Activities

Mountain Biking

Areas for Mountain Biking at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Campground Camping

America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees.

Areas for Campground Camping at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Rock Climbing

Areas for Rock Climbing at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Swimming

Areas for Swimming at Mogollon Rim Ranger District

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.5503

  Longitude : 
-111.3152