Woodchute Trailhead


Status: Dawn to Dusk
No Fee
Limited Services: No restrooms, water, or garbage service.
Please follow sanitry guidelines and practice leave no trace ethics: 

  • "Pack it in, Pack it out"
  • Bury waste 8" deep and at least 200' from water sources

This location remains open for arrivals at this time.  Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.


A parking area that is accessible to passenger vehicles and has plenty of room for trailer turn-around, located in the cool pines of Mingus Mountain near the Woodchute Wilderness Area.

Dispersed camping is NOT allowed at the trailhead, but is allowed on Forest Road 106. Campers are responsible for knowing regulations and restrictions.

Provides access to:

Check out Woodchute Trail described in Arizona Highways!


Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB) 


  • No Water
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage service- Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: undefined
Fees No
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Between Cottonwood and Prescott, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

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7,200 feet


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