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Hannagan Meadow

KP Cienega Road (FR 55) East off the Coronado Trail (US 191) just south of MP 227
KP Cienega Campground is a wonderful, centrally-located campground with an array of amenities and outdoor adventure
possibilities. The nearby rim trails offer panoramic views of the entire Eagle Creek recreation area below the rim of the
Colorado Plateau. Bear Wallow wilderness trails allow hikers and horseback riders to camp, fish for native Apache trout
or enjoy the many wildlife viewing opportunities of this wilderness riparian area. Take a “gone fishing” day trip to Aker
Lake or one of the many creeks in the area -- all abundant with trout and many other angler’s preferred choices.
Campground amenities include picnic tables, fire rings with cooking grills and restroom facilities. Free tent/trailer camping or picnicking is available at this location. Turn east off the Coronado Trail (US 191) and continue onto the access road to the campground.


KP Trail #70  Alpine Meadow into Scenic Canyon to Panoramic Views of Blue Range PA
From the Coronado Trail (US 191) take the KP Cienega Campground Road (FR 55) and follow 1.3 miles to trailhead.
Connects to other Blue Range PA trails of:
North Fork KP Trail #93 
Two Waterfalls are Directly Downstream
Blue Lookout Trail #71 
Unsurpassed Panoramas, touch of Wild “Hideout” History & Access into Large Canyons
McKittrick Trail #72 
Base of Blue Mountain Peak and its Look Out Tower, Views of Sawed Off Mountain
Steeple Mesa Trail #73 
Grassy Meadows Called Cienegas Offer this Trail its Highlight

Combined trails of #70, strenuous but manageable day hikes. A Steeple Creek/KP hike in one day would be long for most hikers at 17.2 miles.

Back on the Coronado Trail
#93 & #315 North Fork/KP Rim Trails Trailhead offers secondary access to other trails within the Blue Range Primitive Area. These hiking
and horseback riding trails boast cooler temperatures due to the confluence of the south and north forks of KP Creek. No mechanized vehicles (including mountain bikes) are permitted in the Blue Range Primitive Area. This trailhead site offers restroom facilities and parking.


Featured Winter Trails

Time to Hit the Trail!!

Back on the Coronado Trail (US 191)
Arrow Tree located on a down-slope from the road. The challenge of hitting this tree with an arrow seems to have begun in the 1980’s by local hunters -- a popular sport in the White Mountains of Arizona. Since the 1920’s local hunters have boasted of hunting bear, lion and wolf in addition to deer and elk. Located on US 191 at MP 223.

Blue Vista Overlook Picnic Site (FR 578) loops into this rest area and its three-point view. Meet fellow Coronado Trail explorers from all over the globe at this not to be missed stop along the Trail. Located south of US 191 at MP 224.

Blue Lookout Road (FR 184)

Southeast off of US 191 just after MP 225

Blue LO Trails #18 Trailhead (FR 184) is a trail system that brings travelers to the Blue Peak Lookout Tower  and provides access to one of the Blue Range’s better known wild west landmarks. Utilizing these three trails makes a wonderful day hike loop that can be enjoyed spring through fall by hikers and horseback riders alike.
Blue Peak is also Greenlee County’s Highpoint with a peak height of 9,355 feet.
Blue Lookout Trail #71, McKittrick Trail #72 and Blue Cabin Ruins Trail #321 passes the remains of an  early 1900’s renegade bank robber’s cabin hideout located in the Blue Range PA. During 1921 McNary Bank was robbed and the alleged bank robber fled using this cabin as a hideout. The man was apprehended at the cabin by the sheriff’s posse and shot during the gunfight. The Blue Cabin housed the forest rangers who manned the Blue Peak Lookout Tower. Forest Road 184 is located on the east side of the highway across from the Blue LO Trails #18 signage. Traveling northbound on US 191, head east at FR 184 junction just past MP 225 and the Blue Vista Overlook Picnic Site. Trailhead and parking at the end after a 6.5 mile trip east on FR 184.

Horse Ridge Trail #38 Castle Rock & Bell Rock – Impressive
Rock Formations Amongst Panoramic Views

Hike or horseback ride along this ridge trail to enjoy the marvels of
rock formations of Castle Rock and Bell Rock. Moderately difficult
5 mile trail leads its travelers into the Blue Range Primitive Area
and connects with Foote Creek Trail #76. Best traveled during May
through October. Trailhead is reached by heading east on FR 8282
off the Coronado Trail (US 191), just after Josh Ranch on the west
side of the highway. Alternate trailhead is located at the Steeple/
Foote Creek Trailhead. Obtain access to the lower portion of Horse
Ridge Trail #38 from FR 281. Elevation range of 8,100 to 6,400 feet.

Granville Recreation Area is known for its beautiful scenery of spring flowers, summer shade tree canopies and amazing scenic views of the changing colors of fall. With a centrally located campground and surrounding trail system this recreation area conveniently becomes a long stay adventurer’s base camp. Trails of this area offer connection to Sardine Saddle and HL Saddle and many trail way attractions. Trailer parking and public corrals are is available within the campground, located at the north-end. RV hook-ups are not available and visitors should be prepared with plenty of water.

Featured Trail

Pinal Trail #713, Fry Trail #12, Cave Creek Trail #10, Sardine Falls Trail #304Creeks, Springs and Sardine Falls Trailhead located in the north side of Granville after cabins. Southbound on #713 and #12, eastbound on #10 and #304. Travel around an area of private property at X A Spring at the end of #10 to reconnect with creek and continue on #304 to Sardine Falls.

Pigeon Loop Trailhead #301 Connection to Sardine Saddle, HL Saddle and Pigeon Creek Trailhead located in the north side of Granville.

Hiking Trails

Featured Trail

Sprucedale

Sprucedale Guest Ranch  Relax & Rejuvenate
Wiltbank Road, Sprucedale Ranch

(928) 333-4984

Honeymoon Campground and Trailhead is located next to Eagle Creek. It is ideal during the months of May through September for camping, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Shaded by sycamore, cottonwood, pinon and juniper trees. Restroom facilities are available, though no hookups -- this site is prepared for trailer parking. Picnic tables, at the fee-free campsites, and two standing grill sites are available. 22 miles on FR 217.

Robinson Mesa Trail #27  With War Finance Trail #9 Easily Reach Saw Mill Cabin North of Honeymoon Campground heading east and continue on this trail to the northbound War Finance Trail #9 to reach the Saw Mill Cabin setting aside East Eagle Creek, located just west of the trail’s end.

Back on the Coronado Trail (US 191)
Spur Cross Trail #8Rock Formations & Old Homestead
This trail is located above Granville on the east-side of Coronado Trail (US 191) after MP 179.
Sardine Saddle Picnic Area and Trailhead Parking is a wonderful site for use as a rest stop or picnic area. Also a parking lot for area trails and overnight camping is permitted. Located on east side of Coronado Trail (US 191), MP 179.

Reno Trail #62  Popular Stream Side Trail with Native Trout Fishing

Connecting trails of Bear Wallow Trail #63, Gobbler Point Trail #59, Rose Spring Trail #309, Schell Canyon Trail #316. For loop hike in conjunction with trail #63 take the footpath trail, not the old logging road, to the south for less then 2 miles to junction with Bear Wallow Trail #63 on the canyon floor. Reno Trailhead is located westbound on FR 25 across from Reno Lookout road. Northbound on US 191 turn west on Reno Road (FR 25). Follow FR 25 approximately 5 miles to the trailhead.


Gobbler Point Trail #59  Steepest Trail – Shortest Route for Apache Trout Fishing
Connecting to Bear Wallow Trail #63. Coronado Trail (US 191) brings you to FR 25, head west to Gobbler Point Road (FR 8154)
on the south side of the road. Keep left at the fork and right at the second fork. Drive 3 miles to the trailhead.

Beaverhead (FR 26) and Black River (Jct. FR 24)

Via FR 24 to Jct. FR 565

Black River Mainstream Trail #61Follow Black River from Bear Creek Trail #66 to Buffalo Crossing Campground
Reputed to be one of the most scenic streams in the southwest, this trail is popular for rainbow and brown trout fishing. Hiking, horseback riding and an easy fisherman’s trail are all available. Utilizing Bear Creek Trail #66 as a center point, travelers can connect to Fish Bench/Fish Creek Trails for southwestern expedition or head northwest along the Black River to reach Buffalo Crossing Campground area (currently closed to campers, please check Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest’s website for up-to-date information). Greenlee County boundary line is the Black River in this area. Connecting trails of Fish Bench Trail #320, Fish Creek Trail #60 and Bear Creek Trail #66. Travelers continuing east past the Black River into Apache Reservation must purchase a permit. Please respect their boundaries and law. Coronado Trail (US 191) to FR 26 about 9.5 miles to FR 24. Head southwest on FR 24 1.5 miles to Bear Creek Trail #66 trailhead located on the north side of road


Fish Bench Trail #320 and Fish Creek Trail #60 5.5 Mile Hike to Confluence of Fish Creek and Black River – Home to
the Apache Trout From the Coronado Trail (US 191) take FR 26 9.5 miles to FR 24. Turn right and follow FR 24 to FR 83. Turn right and follow FR 83 for 3 miles to FR 83A, which turns right in about 1.4 miles to a lesser dirt road that forks left. Follow this road about 0.5 miles past the old corral to the #320 trailhead, or proceed 0.6 miles farther to Fish Creek Trail #60.

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Back on the Coronado Trail (US 191)
AD Bar Trail #14  Historical Ranch Site, VT Cabin, HU Bar Cabin and Blue River Limited trailhead parking for horse trailers on the west side of the highway. Trailhead, including trail-corral, is located on the east side of US 191 around MP 203.
Red Mtn. Fire International Look Out gives you an eastern view into the Blue Range Primitive Area. More information is found on the nearby fire information boards. Located on US 191 at MP 201

Rose Peak LO Road (FR 501) Southeast off of US 191 in between MP 207 & 208 Rose Peak Lookout Tower, Rose Peak Picnic Area and Trailhead has long served the Forest Service to spot and monitor fires at an elevation of 8,700 feet. If manned during the fire season, visitors may be invited to a glass-enclosed tower room for a
stunning view of the mountains.

Red Mountain Trail #25  Summertime Ladybugs and Red Mountain Junction with trail #32 and trail ends 7 miles to the 8,000 feet peak of Red Mountain. Trailhead is located about a mile south of the picnic area.

Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20 Popular Route to Blue Range PA & River, Fillman Cabin Junction with Hagen Trail #31, Lengthy Trail #89 to end of trail at Blue River #101. Trailhead is located about a mile north of the picnic area.

Hot Air Trail #15  Hike Along the Ridge of Hot Air Mesa Connects to trails #27, #16, #91 to terminus at #33. Trail heads north along the highway then a northwest direction. Trailhead is located east across the US 191 from Rose Peak Picnic Area

North Fork KP Trail #93 follows an old logging road for the first 0.7 miles and switchbacks down to travel creek side. Contouring around a tributary coming in from the north shortly then joins with KP Trail #70 and the confluence of the north fork and south fork of KP Creek. Marked by steep, rocky outcrops and a couple of ten foot waterfalls, it becomes clear why this is one of the most scenic areas in the Blue Range Primitive Area. Diverse vegetation and accessible moisture in this canyon attract a variety of colorful songbirds. Remember to pack a picnic lunch along with your camera and bird book, though this
trail is only 2.4 mile short trip, you’ll want to spend some time here.

Hannagan Meadow Lodge  Quiet, Serene & Peaceful
23150 US 191 Alpine (Hannagan Meadow)
(928) 339-4370


Josh Ranch Lodge & Resort Luxurious Great Outdoors
US 191, Alpine (No. Hannagan Meadow)
(928) 587-3799


Strayhorse Recreation Area

Recreation Area

XXX Ranch to Horse Canyon Trail #36  Horse Canyon Cabin, Maple Peak and Charlie Moore Mountain. Trailhead located on the Blue River about 3 miles upstream from XXX Ranch heading eastbound to Horse Canyon. 15 miles on FR 475 to Northbound FR 475C Hannah Hot Springs is a hiking only trail, with few directional signs, that stays within the Blue River corridor. The southern portion of this trail, with its frequent river crossings, brings you first to Baseline Coral (camping is not recommended due to “widow-makers” from surrounding cottonwood trees). The mouth of Little Blue
Creek is about one-mile upstream of the corral on the east side of
the river. Following the Little Blue Creek (Trail #541) from its river connection brings travelers to Hannah Springs Canyon (approximately 2.5 - 3 miles up Little Blue on the east side of the canyon). During the next mile be prepared to wade through waist deep and smaller pools of water to reach Hannah Hot Springs. This area offers two campsites, one on each side of the creek. Hot springs from the ground above delivers 133°F water into a long, shallow pool below. Little Blue Box and White Rocks Cabin are further North from the Hot Springs for additional sightseeing.

Wild Bunch Trail #7  Wild Bunch Corrals, Morris Day Gap & Snare Canyon Junctions with Horse Canyon Trail #36. Head to trailhead by continuing on Juan Miller Road (FR 475) (past FR 475C) to the Blue River. Adventures may choose to park here
and continue by way of hiking, biking, horseback riding, or OHV/4WD vehicles are recommended otherwise.

Big Tree Trail #314 Here is an opportunity to see one of the largest Arizona cypress trees in North America. It is 97 feet high with a circumference of 18 inches, a crown spread of 41 feet -- gaining a listing on the National Register of Big Trees. Over 400 years old, this tree is best viewed March through December. Trailhead is located on the west side of highway across from Sardine Saddle Picnic Area

Reno (FR 25) and Black River (Jct. FR 24)
Bear Wallow
Wilderness Area
West off US 191 in between MP 226 & 227
Bear Wallow Trailhead (#63)  Anglers Frequent the Area – Bear and Human Alike
Neither hide nor hair of either of these types of anglers will be seen often, if so they are usually only seen from a distance. Native Apache trout were re-established in Bear Wallow Creek in the early to mid 1990’s. This trail follows the Bear Wallow Creek riparian area, dropping to the creek’s meadow confluence with the Black River. Fence line marks San Carlos Apache Reservation boundary. Permit required to continue onto the reservation. Trailhead on Reno Road (FR 25), across from Double Cienega. Trailhead parking area are located on the south side of FR 25.
This Forest Road junctions with the following trails:

Steeple/Foote Creek Road (FR 29A) Trailhead
East off Coronado Trail (US 191) at MP 231


Steeple Mesa Trail #73 and Foote Creek Trail #76 Trailhead
Access to a large number of (direct or indirect) trails covering the
northwestern portion of the Blue Range Primitive Area.
Off US 191 head east on FR 29A to the Steeple/Foote Creek Trailhead with restroom facilities and parking available.


Steeple Mesa Trail #73   Grassy Meadows Called Cienegas Offer this Trail its Highlight
Connecting trails of:

Upper Grant Trail #65   Upland Trail with Picture Perfect Wildflower Dotted Meadows & Tall Trees

Long Cienega Trail #305   Blue Country Uplands with Many Species of Wildlife to View
KP Rim Trail #315 Short Connecting Trail with Views of KP Canyon
Paradise Trail #74Varied Forest Landscape & Moonshine Park
KP Trail #70Alpine Meadow into Scenic Canyonto Panoramic Views of Blue Range PA
Alternative trailhead by way of Blue River Road (FR 281), from Blue Crossing Campground travel 30 miles south to the Lower Steeple Trailhead on FR 281.
Foote Creek Trail #76Follows Most Prominent Side
Drainages of the Blue River &
P-Bar Lake

Connecting trails of:
Grant Creek Trail #75 Best of the Blue Country
From Lush Alpine Forests to Deep Red Rock Canyons

Horse Ridge Trail #38Castle Rock & Bell Rock – Impressive
Rock Formations Amongst Panoramic Views

Tutt Creek Trail #105 Desert Wildflowers Best in Spring & Home
to a Herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep

Trails end at alternative Blue River Road-Blue Camp Trailhead. Additionally connections through other trails provide links to other areas and trailheads, including P-Bar Lake, North Fork KP Rim, KP Cienega, and Blue Peak.

Come and Get Your Hike On!!!

Granville Recreation Area

Chitty Trail #37 leads trekkers to Chitty Falls just
south of its junction with trail #47 and ends at
bubbling spring. The perennial waters of the creek
ensure views of many birds and wildlife making this one cool trail located within Chitty Creek Canyon. Hike or horseback ride during spring through fall and experience the bright seasonal color changes. Accessed by traveling other
backcountry trails such as Salthouse Trail #18 (south end) and Highline Trail #47 (north end). Chitty Trail is 5.2 miles long and is rated difficult.


Featured Trail

Sheep Saddle Picnic Site also known as Engineer Springs area, the location of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) construction camp which housed the men who built the first 33 miles of the Coronado Trail. In 1929 Sheep Saddle was the site of a proposed sawmill. This picnic site and rest stop is a loop
pull-off and includes trailhead parking and restroom facilities.
Sheep Saddle Picnic Site and Trailhead to Trail #16 westward hike to Hot Air Trail #15. Located on the east side of US 191 at MP 211.
Hiking Trail #16 Trailhead  Connecting Trail Used by Hunters  Connecting trails of Hot Air Trail #15 and Hot Air Spur Trail #91. Trailhead located on thewest side of the Coronado Trail (US 191).
Hagen Corral Trail #31  Wonderful Riding Trail to MJ Bar Corral at Strayhorse Canyon  Trailhead is located south of the Hagen RV Pullout on US 191.

Lengthy Trail #89  Strayhorse Creek & Blue Range Primitive Area  Connects with Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20. Heads eastbound off the highway and its trailhead parking located just north at FR 587 turnoff on the west of US 191

KP Rim Trail #315   Short Connecting Trail with Views of KP Canyon
Trailhead is located east of Coronado Trail (US 191),
in between MP 229 & 230.


Eagle Creek Recreation Area

Coronado Trail

Strayhorse Campground and Trailhead is a fee-free campground with sites on both sides of the highway. Offering small shelter for a horse, motorcycle, bicycles, etc. amongst large ponderosa pine and Gambel oak for shaded picnicking and camping. Ample parking for trailers and public horse corrals with location just six miles below the Mogollon Rim, the activity possibilities are endless. Restroom facilities, horse corral, picnic tables, prepared fire rings and standing grills. Located northbound on the Coronado Trail (US 191) just past MP 220 with a Forest Service Administration Site on FR 589 on west side of the highway.

The groomed ski trails at Hannagan Meadow are narrower and generally more challenging than those at Williams Valley. However, all levels of skiers are likely to find suitable skiing from the 14 kilometers of trails. For those in search of solitude, the back-country trails leading into upper elevations of Blue Range Primitive Area provide some of the best remote skiing in the southwest. Skiers who possess advanced skiing abilities and snow camping experience should find this area very rewarding.
It is recommended that skiers in this area obtain the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ visitor map from any Forest Service office. Please note that US 191 south of Alpine may not be plowed on evenings, weekends, holidays or during snowstorms. Trail grooming is likely to be delayed following winter storms.

Rim Trails Road (FR 54D)
Northeast Trailhead
West off the Coronado Trail (US 191) at MP 226
McBride Mesa Trail #26  Ridge to Dry Prong Canyon Take Highway 191 north of Clifton for 68 miles to Forest Road 54. From Alpine, take Highway 191 south 29 miles to Forest Road 54. Take FR 54 west 5 miles to the signed junction with FR 54D and drive 1/4 mile to the trailhead. Follow FR 54D until Trail #34 leaves the road.
Upper Squirrel Trailhead and Squirrel Trail #34 Saunders Cabin & North Baldy Bill Point Part of the Rim Trails Forest Road 54. Take FR 54 west 5 miles to the signed junction with FR 54D and drive 1/4 mile south to the trailhead.


Rim Trailhead (FR 54 - End)
South Bear Wallow
Wilderness Area
West off the Coronado Trail (US 191) at MP 226
Rose Spring Trail #309  Rim Trail PanoramicViews Overlooking Eagle Creek, Rose Peak and Maple Mountain
Schell Canyon Trail #316 Rugged Canyon, Native
Trout Fishing and Picturesque Campsites

Heading west on FR 54 at fork in the road. Proceed through the gate along the right fork about 0.6 mile to the end of the road at the Rose Springs Trailhead. Rose Spring Trail begins 20 yards below the parking area at a signed gate in the fence. Follow this trail about 3 miles to the junction marked by a sign where Schell Canyon Trail branches off to the north. Schell Canyon Trail is also accessible from Bear Wallow Trail at the bottom of Bear Wallow Canyon. Campers along that stream use the trail for a scenic day hike to the Mogollon Rim and back.


Something to peak everyone’s interest  and sense of adventure or just a relaxing atmosphere of rugged, untamed lands to
enjoy and be free from the binding chains of technology. An amazing vacation destination gem comes complete with historic lodge, rustic campgrounds, quiet cabin rentals, access to the Blue Range Primitive Area, breathtaking views from the edge of the Mogollon Rim, hunting, fishing, and winter trails. This high forest, backcountry jewel in the wild is truly a four-season sporting paradise for a wide range of outdoor pursuits..

Back on the Coronado Trail (US 191)
Hannagan Campground at 9,100 feet is one of the highest campgrounds in Arizona. High country tree species such as spruce, fir and aspen shade campsites. Access to an excellent network of hike/bike/ride trails is available throughout this high forest. Nearby access trails bring travelers to the Blue Range Primitive Area for even more backcountry to explore by way of hiking or horseback riding. Close proximity to the designated primitive wilderness areas and backcountry roads boasts an array of opportunities for even more scenic drives and wildlife viewing. These many means of traveling through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests all allow visitors to be astonished by the drastic
landscape change from Alpine forest to high desert and the versatile vegetation in between. Not to mention the opportunity to partake in year-round outdoor sport and adventure activities including wintertime’s snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and sledding fun. When they say it’s cool up here -- they’re not just talking about the weather!
This fee-free campground offers prepared campsites for tent/trailer camping with picnic tables, fire rings, restroom facilities and drinking water (May - September) are available.  Though many areas of the forest can be enjoyed year-round, this campsite is best visited June through September. Campsites accessible to 16 foot or smaller trailers and RV’s, though no hookups are available at this site. Hannagan Campground is located on the west side of the Coronado Trail (US 191).