Horton Spring Trail 292

Area Status: Open

A beautiful area with pine, fir and wildflowers in the spring. Horton Spring Trail offers excellent views. Zane Grey and “Babe” Haught used this trail to reach hunting areas above the rim.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Overnight camping is not allowed near area or trails in Closure 03-12-04-22-05. Restrooms will be serviced twice daily. Please pack it in, pack it out!
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Not recommended for horses. No motorized vehicles are allowed. If you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!! Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods. Do not drink untreated water. Giardia, a protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams. Portions of the trail are rough in places and should be traveled with caution.The rim has the second highest incidence of lightning in the U.S. so use caution during the summer rainy season.


Day Hiking

The first ΒΌ mile is gentle; it then becomes very steep, going up a rocky side hill with switchbacks. Horton Spring originates north of the junction with the Highline Trail 31.
Elevation desc South end: (6,600 feet elevation): at Highline Trail 31 North end: (7,800 feet elevation): at Forest Road (FR) 300 above the Mogollon Rim
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles

  Elevation : 
South end: (6,600 feet elevation): at Highline Trail31North end: (7,800 feet elevation): at Forest R - 7,800 feet