The entire trail is a loop about 13 miles long. I have hiked it as two smaller loops.
East Loop gps route
I follow the Blue markers to Bluegrass Tank. The Blue continued westward near the tank. But where was I? It was time to head towards the east and home. I suggest walking the loop clockwise.
This path follows portions of old logging roads through pinyon & juniper woodlands. In the summer it can be hot and dry.
The trail is a 5.4 mile loop with the elevation varying from 6,240’ to 6,450’.
A sign along the road declares the there had been a forest fire here the summer of 2002. There was little evidence of any Ghost of the Coyote Trail. I found an off the road parking space near an old corral.
This path follows portions of old logging roads through pinyon & juniper woodlands. This region of the Apache-Sitgreaves Forest was badly burnt in 2002 and it had not recovered as of 2012. In the summer this region can be hot and dry. This is a 3.3 mile loop with the elevation varying from 6,300’ to 6,390’.
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.