Pioneer Pass Camping Area

Area Status: Open

Pioneer Pass


Pioneer is a large site composed of dispersed campgrounds located in the Globe Ranger District of Tonto National Forest. Set in the cool Pinal Mountains South of Pioneer Pass is the Bobtail Spring trail that leads to Pinal Peak along with the East Mountain Trail. These trails are fun for nature viewing, day hikes, and family outings.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 18', fire in designated areas only. There is no trash service, Pack It In, Pack It Out. Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find. Only one camp-unit is handicap accessible with 5%-10% slopes over compacted dirt.
Closest Towns: Miami & Globe
Water: Not Available
Restroom: 4 vault toilets (Accessible)
Passes: Not Required
Information Center: Globe Ranger District (928)-402-6200

General Information


This site is 9 miles south of Globe. From Globe, follow paved Jess Hayes Road to the junction of Icehouse Canyon Road/Forest Road (FR) 112 and Sixshooter Canyon Road/Forest Road (FR) 222. Continue on FR 112 for 2 miles to the junction of FR 55 and FR 112. Stay to the left and continue following FR 112 (which soon becomes unpaved) for another 6 miles to the site.

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

23 camp units with tables and fire pit grills
No. of Sites 23
Reservation Info First come, first serve, no reservations
Fire Information fire in designated areas only
No. of Accessible sites One camp unit has a raised grill and table with one wheelchair accessible end. The site has grades ranging from 5% to 10% slopes over compacted dirt.


tables and fire pit grills available
Fire Information fires in designated areas only

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5,900 feet