Mogollon Rim Trail Run: May 14 - 17


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Apr 24, 2021
***You must have a reservation in order to join this event***

May 14 - May 17
Trip duration: 4 days/3 nights
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Meeting Location
9am at Safeway in Show Low, AZ (we will be returning the trail from east to west)
900 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901

Please make sure you arrive with a full tank of fuel and all of the necessities required for the duration of the trip.



This is a family friendly event. We ask that you leave your firearm at home or keep it stowed away in your vehicle at all times. It is your responsiblity to be informed of any local regs pertaining to firearms.

Well behaved dogs are allowed.

Gear & Fuel
Bring appropriate hiking/outdoor gear. We'll be at elevation, so we could see some swings in the temperature. Daytime temps are likely to be 65-80F, but larger variations are possible. Be prepared for cooler night time temps, potentially down to freezing if we get some cold weather.

Medical Info / Emergency Contact
Please print a copy of pertinent medical info and emergency contact info (at least two persons) on a card/piece of paper, and have this attached to your visor.

Comms: GMRS channel 15, freq 462.550
Firewood: please bring firewood if you can!


Day 1 |
Show Low towards Mogollon Rim Visitor Ctr
Camp: Dispersed camping, most likely in this vicinity: 34.27121, -110.86522

Mileage: 60-70 mi
Day 1 will be comprised of mostly driving on wide graded dirt roads and making a various stop and a short hike along the way.
  • Deer Springs Lookout
  • Buckskin Lookout Tower
  • Travis Walton UFO Abduction Site
  • Scott, Stott and Wilson Gravesite (short hike, less than .5 mi)
  • Sheep Creek Point

Day 2 | Hit the heart of the Mogollon Rim and head towards Baker Butte Lookout
Camp: Dispersed camping tbd --> 34.42308, -111.3296 (west of Kehl Springs Campground)
Mileage: 50-60

Day 2 will be comprised of
  • Promontory Butte Viewpoint
  • Myrtle Point Observation Point
  • O'Haco Lookout Tower
  • Buck Spring Cabin (tbd)
  • Battle of Big Dry Wash + General Springs Cabin
  • HiView Point
Day 3 | Do the western end of the track
Camp: Dispersed camping tbd
Mileage: 65 - 85mi
Day 3 will be comprised of
  • Baker Butte Lookout
  • Mogollon Rim aviator arrow
  • Garden Tank Viewpoint
  • Option to refuel
  • Buckhorn Cabin
Day 4 | Head Home
wake up and head home.
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