Passage #17 - Alamo Canyon
Location: Tonto National Forest Boundary to Picketpost Trailhead
Length: 11.5 miles
Southern Trailhead: Tonto National Forest Boundary
- GPS Coordinates: 33.18106° N, 111.13717° W
Northern Trailhead: Picketpost Trailhead - FR 231
- GPS Coordinates: 33.27184° N, 111.17643° W
Trail Route Description: This passage begins at a
gate just north of the Tonto National Forest boundary about 0.4 miles due
west of Ajax Peak. From here the trail climbs briefly and then drops down
into a drainage about 1 mile in. After crossing this drainage it climbs
up to the high point for this passage at 3,780 feet. It then begins a gradual
descent over roughly 2.3 miles until it arrives at FR 4.
After crossing FR 4 the trail continues west and turns north, contouring
around several small drainages. At just over 8 miles from the beginning
the trail makes a hard turn to the west and begins working its way around
Picketpost Mountain. The trail wraps around to the west side of Picketpost
and somewhat parallels the Alamo Canyon drainage. After crossing Alamo
Canyon it reaches the end of the passage at the Picketpost Trailhead.
Season(s): Fall, Winter and Spring (current weather forecast)
Water: There is seasonal water at Trough Springs, about a tenth
of a mile north of where the trail crosses FR 4.
All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
USGS Topographic Maps: Teapot Mountain, Mineral Mountain and Picketpost Mountain.
Tonto National Forest map.
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