Yeager Cabin Trail #111


Yeager Cabin Trail #111 lies in the drainage of Little Yeager Canyon. Ponderosa pine forest shades the trail as it gradually climbs its way towards Yeager Canyon Trail #28. Yeager Cabin Trail #111, just southwest of the Mingus Mountain Summit is excellent for watching wildlife. Fortunate visitors may see deer, elk, and a variety of birds. Black bears also make their home in this area. Rolled rocks along the trail show where bears have passed by, turning stones in search of grubs and other insects. Yeager Cabin Trail #111 serves as a connection between Trail #28 and Little Yeager Canyon Trail #533. These three trails form a 6-mile loop that passes through lush riparian vegetation and deciduous hardwood forest in the bottom of Yeager Canyon.

Portions of this trail may be overgrown with brush.


Mingus Mountain Brochure (1.86 MB) NOTE- Brochure Correction: Potato Patch Campground is the only recreation site that has water available, the other sites on Mingus Mountain do not have water available at this time.

Printable Trail Description and Map (751 KB PDF; 8.5” X 11”)

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Approximately 1 hour from I-17; 30 minutes from Chino Valley, AZ
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From its intersection with Interstate 17, travel 12.2 miles on Hwy 260 to the junction with Hwy 89A. Turn left and go 16.8 miles, through Jerome, to the Mingus Summit and FR 104. Turn left onto FR 104 and go 1.3 miles to FR 413. Turn right onto FR 413 and go 1.4 miles to FR 132. Turn right onto FR 132 and go 0.4 miles to FR 105. Turn right onto FR 105 and continue for 0.2 miles to the trailhead on the right. Parking is good.

From the junction of Hwy 89/89A in Chino Valley, travel 18.3 miles on Hwy 89A to the Mingus Summit and FR 104. Turn right onto FR 104 and follow the directions above. Road conditions are suitable for all vehicles. 

General Notes:
  • Connecting trails: Yeager Canyon Trail #28
  • Maps:
    • USGS Map: 7.5’ quad for Hickey Mountain
    • Prescott National Forest Map, east half
  • Average hiking time: 1 hour, one way



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Day Hiking

  • A forested trail that lies in the drainage of Little Yeager Canyon that can be combined with Yeager Canyon Trail #28 and Trail #533 for a 6-mile loop.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles

  Elevation : 
7,233 feet