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Blue Range primitive area trail guide, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Agency : U.S.)

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Published by Forest Service Southwestern Region in [Springerville, AZ] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trails,
  • Guidebooks

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region
    The Physical Object
    Pagination85 pages :
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26425916M
    OCLC/WorldCa959934172

    With over miles of trails in settings that range from high country forests to rocky desert canyons, the Alpine District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests offers hiking opportunities for just about any level of conditioning and any area of interest. Some of the trails in the Blue Primitive Area are too long to hike in a day. Lengthy Trail # Strayhorse Creek & Blue Range Primitive Area. Connects with Strayhorse Canyon Trail # Heads eastbound off the highway and its trailhead parking located just north at FR turnoff on the west side of US Chitty Trail # Leads trekkers to Chitty Falls just south of its junction with Trail #47 and ends at bubbling spring.

    Wildernesses and Primitive Areas in Southwestern National Forests. The Region, - Wilderness areas - 70 pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book Page Page Contents. Wildernesses and Primitive Areas. 1: Arizona Primitive Area. Maps Permits and Wilderness Use. Blue Range Primitive Area: This is the only remaining primitive area in the U.S. National Forest System, and remains one of Arizona's untouched and little-known is a vast area of , acres of rugged topography on which travel is restricted to foot or horseback and mechanized equipment is prohibited.

      So, since my friend lives in Arizona and I needed a chance to visit my parents there, we decided instead to head for the Blue Range Primitive Area in eastern Arizona. When I was 15 years old, way back in , my father took my younger brother and I on a hunt trip into the Blue Range Primitive Area in eastern Arizona. We had three horses with us. Located near the Blue River in the Blue Range Primitive Area, this rustic and beautifully-decorated cabin is a quality camping escape. It was named after Linda Thiel, who, along with her five children and partner Jim Thudin, had owned this property from to It can sleep up to a total of three guests and comes with one bedroom.


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Blue Range primitive area trail guide, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Agency : U.S.) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Blue Range Primitive Area trail guide, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. [United States. Forest Service. Southwestern Region,;]. Excerpt from Blue Range Primitive Area Trail Guide: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests The maximum group size for overnight camping in the Blue Range Primitive Area is 25 persons per campsite.

The maximum number of pack and riding stock per group in the Blue Range Primitive Area is 25 persons and 35 livestock per : United States Forest Service.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Blue Range primitive area trail guide, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Blue Range primitive area trail guide, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests by Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Agency: U.S.); United.

BLUE RANGE, AZ. Getting there: The Blue Range Primitive Area is located on the Arizona-New Mexico border, approximately 15 miles south of Alpine, Arizona, via AZ Route: An extensive network of trails offers a variety of loop routes with reliable water throughout much of the wilderness (uncommon in Arizona).

Wolves are most often heard. about Blue Range Primitive Area trails and other recreation opportunities on National Forest System lands, contact: Alpine Ranger District Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests P.O.

Box (mailing address) Hwy. / (physical address) Alpine, AZ Voice: () TTY: () Clifton Ranger District Apache-Sitgreaves. The Apache–Sitgreaves National Forests are two million-acre (11, km 2) United States National Forests which run along the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains in east-central Arizona and into the U.S.

state of New forests are managed as one unit by USDA Forest Service from the forests Supervisors Office in Springerville, –Sitgreaves. The Blue Range Primitive Area was established by the Secretary of Agriculture in Itsacres are the last designated Primitive Area in the United States (all of the others are now official Wilderness Areas).

In the trail and the lower road were closed and replaced by the Blue Mesa Loop Trail. In the Blue Forest Trail was re-established for adventurous hikers. The trail connects the main park road at the Tepees area to the paved Blue Mesa Loop Trail.

It is accessed from the Blue Mesa Loop Road. The Blue Forest Trail winds through colorful. Blue Primitive Area Trails The Blue Range Primitive Area lies in east-central Arizona between State Highway and the New Mexico border. It is named for the Blue River that flows north to south through the center of the area.

It is rugged terrain similar to the White Mountain area to the west of the highway and is also a three season hiking area. But beyond that are pristine forest and riparian areas, plus expansive views of one of the most remote and unspoiled places in the Southwest.

From Alpine, head south on U.S. Routealso known as the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway, into the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Apache National Forest is named after the tribes that settled in this area. It ranges in elevation from feet near Clifton to nea feet on Mount Baldy. The congressionally proclaimed Mount Baldy, Escudilla, and Bear Wallow wildernesses and the Blue Range Primitive Area make the Apache one of America's premier backcountry Forests.

Or, drive 3 miles east of Alpine on US to Forest Road (Blue River Road). Turn south and follow this scenic back road miles to the Blue River Road access to Steeple Trail.

Steeple Trail is also accessible via the Upper Grant Creek Trail #65, Long Cienega Trail #, KP Rim Trail #70, and Paradise Trail # *NOTICE* Many trails and dispersed camping areas across the Alpine Ranger District have been affected by the Wallow Fire of June Most areas are currently open to public use and entry, HOWEVER - Many trails and dispersed areas may not be maintained for hazards associated with the fire.

Please keep in mind that any area affected by the wildfire can be prone to hazards. The Blue Range Primitive Area in the state of Arizona and the Blue Range Wilderness in the state of New Mexico together compriseacres of pristine wilderness. Both areas are commonly referred to as the "Blue".

Elevations range from 5, feet with a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem to mixed confifers at 9, s: 1. The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. Visitors to our National Forests and Grasslands are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Blue River is a mile-long permanent stream that runs along the eastern border of Arizona through the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona.

It rises near Alpine, Arizona, and flows south into the San Francisco River just upstream from Clifton. About Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Along the south rim of the Colorado Plateau in east-central Arizona, the Apache-Sitgreaves national forests comprise nearly million acres.

They are named, respectively, for the Apaches and for Lt. Lorenzo Sitgreaves, who in led the first military topographical mapping expeditions across Arizona. Blue Range Primitive Area Trails: East Side of the Blue River: Bonanza Bill Trail #23 Cow Flat Trail #55 Franz Spring Trail #43 Hinkle Springs Trail #30 Lanphier Trail #52 Largo Trail #51 Telephone Ridge Trail #42 Tige Rim Trail #90 West Side of the Blue River: Blue Cabin Ruins Trail.

Forest Trail 70 provides access from the campground to the Blue Range Primitive Area. This area was heavily damaged by the Wallow Fire, started by careless campers, which scorched more thanacres in But the burn areas are slowly coming back to life, and the aspen and lush grasses are taking root.

Rating: Difficult Use: Light Season: April-December Elevation: feet to feet This trail is in the ponderosa pine and oak forest and enters the Blue Range Primitive Area. It drops over feet in elevation from the highway in the first 1/3. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is a national forest in Arizona.

During the right time of year this would be a great hike. We did it opening day this spring and it was very muddy and we there were many trees that had fallen across the trail from the winter.The drive, U.S.begins in Springerville and ends in the mining town of Morenci, covering miles of paved road.

Elevations vary dramatically during the trip. The drive’s attractions include camping, hiking, fishing, autumn foliage, copper mines, Blue Range Primitive Area, wildlife and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.SPRINGERVILLE — The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) has approximately miles of hiking trails throughout the five ranger districts; Alpine, Black Mesa, Clifton, Lakeside, and.