- This is an ideal trail to take during the hottest days of summer because of the high altitude and many sections of the trail are shaded. A side trip to Lake Mountain Lookout can give you a wonderful view of the area. Keep in mind that these towers are staffed during the peak fire season.
Nature observation can be very rewarding along this trail. The mixed conifer forest contains varieties of spruce, pine, and fir as well as aspen and oak. Elk and mule deer are commonly sighted along with an occasional black bear. Notice how many aspen trees show the claw marks of bears.
The section of trail between Forest Road 96 and Forest Road 9 is particularly beautiful and Reservation Flat makes an ideal spot for lunch or a short break. On a clear day it's possible to see Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks (Arizona's highest point, 100 miles away) from the northwest slopes of Wishbone Mountain.
- tel: 520-368-5111
- Lakeside, AZ 85929
Outside the city
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