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260 Trailhead


260 Trailhead

Hike + Ride Trail

260 Trailhead

by: Honza
Location:  Payson, AZ          Longitude:  -110.9517    Latitude:  34.3071
Climb the face of the Mogollon Rim, exposing endless views above the Payson area.
Features and Interests:   Expansive views of endless forests.
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
From the trailhead, the trail meanders through some pine and spruce forest. The going is quite easy, providing cool shade in the summer (it's my observation the forests are quite neglected though and in need of controlled fires to clean them up). As the forest and trail opens up, it provides refreshing views of forests below. Eventually, you will trail the edge of the rim face, climbing constantly to the top where you will meet the rim trail/road.
Trail Distance:  6.5 miles round-trip
Elevation:  6650ft - 7600ft   (change 950ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Moderate - requires some endurance, elevation changes
How Crowded:  Solitude
Season:  January to October
Accomodations: (on site)   Toilets  WaterFrom Payson, go east 23 miles to the 260 Trailhead. The trailhead is well marked on the north side of AZ SR 260.Good dirt road, off-road vehicle not needed.
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