Pinal & Upper Pinal Campgrounds

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Pinal & Upper Pinal


These campgrounds are tucked away in tall stands of ponderosa pines and white fir that offer shade in the hot summer months. Hiking trails are extensive in this area. At least eight trails can be found within one mile of Pinal and Upper Pinal offering spectacular views. Both Pinal and Upper Pinal sites are located on a site formerly occupied by the US Army that used it as a heliographic signaling (using mirrors to reflect sunlight) station during the late 1800s. Pinal, the larger of the two campgrounds, has 13 camp units and Upper Pinal has 3 units.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All Day
Open Season: May
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 20'. FR 651 is a narrow winding mountain gravel road suitable for sedans under dry conditions. Fire in designated areas only. There is no trash service, Pack It In, Pack It Out. Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find.
Closest Towns: Miami & Globe
Water: Not Available
Restroom: 4 vault toilets
Passes: Not required
Information Center: Globe Ranger District (928)-402-6200

General Information


This site is 14.5 miles southwest of Globe. From Globe, follow paved Jess Hayes Road southeast of Globe to the junction of Icehouse Canyon Road/Forest Road (FR) 112 and Sixshooter Canyon Road/Forest Road (FR) 222. Continue on paved FR 112 for 2½ miles, to the junction of FR 55 and FR 112. Take the right fork and continue on the partially paved FR 55 for 2½ miles. At the junction of FR 55 and FR 651, turn left. Proceed 10 miles on unpaved FR 651 to the site.   View and download a map.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

16 camp units with tables and fire pit grills
No. of Sites16
Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve, no reservations


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7,500 feet


Pinal Mountain Wildflowers

Pinal Mountain Wildflowers