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Mingus Trail #105A, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Prescott > Cottonwood
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 0.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,685 feet
Elevation Gain -325 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 - 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.24
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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13  2018-04-22
View Point-North Mingus Loop
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17  2018-04-12
View Point-North Mingus Loop
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21  2018-04-07
North Mingus Loop
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15  2017-10-21
Upper Mingus Butterfly & Woodchute Martin Loop
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6  2017-09-30
Mingus Loop
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8  2017-09-30
Mingus Loop
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3  2017-04-13
Mingus the Butterfly & I
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6  2017-04-13
Mingus the Butterfly & I
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Apr
Seasons   Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  7:02am - 5:24pm
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Nearby Area Water
View Point Trail #106
1.1 mi away
2.8 mi
1,810 ft
West Rim Trail #538
1.3 mi away
1.0 mi
Middle Trail #537
Middle Trail #537
1.4 mi away
0.7 mi
7 ft
Mingus Mountain Campground
1.4 mi away
View Point-North Mingus Loop
View Point-North Mingus Loop
1.4 mi away
4.3 mi
1,322 ft
Gaddes Canyon #110
Gaddes Canyon #110
1.6 mi away
2.6 mi
-978 ft
Butterfly Trail #536 - Mingus
1.7 mi away
1.5 mi
331 ft
Mingus Inner Maze Loop
Mingus Inner Maze Loop
1.7 mi away
5.0 mi
475 ft
Mescal Gulch - Hull Canyon Connector
1.7 mi away
1.1 mi
358 ft
Powerline Trail #549
Powerline Trail #549
1.8 mi away
4.3 mi
1,080 ft
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where butterflies are born
by joebartels

Overview: Connector trail between #106 & #105. Easy trail, considerably more difficult to access.

Hike: The first thing to consider is getting to the trail. I'd guess the most popular use is a loop with View Point Trail #106 (upper end) and North Mingus Trail #105.


If you do the loop I suggest counter-clockwise for better views and a little more forgiving on the knees. Nevertheless this trail is listed from the #105 since the forest service has given it the spur "A" designation of North Mingus Trail #105.

Regardless of how you get to the trail it's pretty easy in either direction. The views are incredible throughout. Most notably is the birds eye view of Cottonwood just under 5 miles to the northeast. Looking straight past Cottonwood you should get a decent view of Cathedral Rock in Sedona too!

The healthy Gambel Oaks seem to be the main attraction along this trail. They add the golden blaze early to mid October foliage season. It's short lived at maybe a week in prime... tops. If you are lucky enough to tag along with this guy he might lend you some advice on how to make your photos sing.

joebartels

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


    Directions
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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    see description
    page created by joebartels on Sep 10 2011 11:05 pm
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