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.
To hike Kings Ranch Road, 2 miles north of Highway 60. Parking is near the driveway for the long gone Apacheland movie set. Follow the dirt road back to a gate at the state land boundary. Take the Cougar Trail to the Vortex Trail to Gila Monster. Heiroglyphic Trailhead is an option, see GPS under Cougar Trail.