Passage #30 - Anderson Mesa
Length: 17.8 miles
Southern Access Point: Mayflower Spring
Northern Trailhead: Marshall Lake Trailhead
Trail Route Description: From Mayflower Spring the trail heads north and then turns to the east and joins up again with the old railroad bed. It crosses FR 132 and then just south of Railroad Tank the trail turns to the east and works its way over to FR 651, which is the entry to Pinegrove Campground. It crosses Highway 3 and climbs up past the Horse Lake Trailhead. It turns to the north and crosses Anderson Mesa, and then passes Horse Lake. It follows a two-track, turns to the west, and becomes a trail again. After crossing FR 129 the trail passes Vail Lake and Prime Lake, and then skirts around the Lowell Observatory. It passes by a trailhead near the observatory, then heads north and then west to Marshall Lake.
Season(s): Spring, Summer and Fall (current weather forecast)
Water: Water can usually be found at some of the stock tanks along the route. There is seasonal water in some of the drainages the trail crosses.
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