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Horseshoe Cienega, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 8,163 feet
Elevation Gain 50 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.17
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Fort Apache Reservation
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Reservation Fort Apache
Preferred   Sep, May, Aug, Jun
Sun  7:13am - 5:10pm
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3.0 mi
225 ft
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Overview: Located west of Greer, Horseshoe Cienega Lake is accessed via Highway 260 and is at an elevation of 8,000 feet. There are several family camp units available. There is safe drinking water along with fishing and boating activities. The managed Season is April to November. A store and boat rentals are available in season. Trailers are accommodated. Stays are limited to 10 days. Horseshoe Cienega Lake has areas for the physically challenged to fish and enjoy their vacation. This is a fee area and permits are required from the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Horseshoe Cienega Lake is 121 acres at and elevation of 8,100 ft, located 18 miles east of Pinetop off Arizona 260. The lake is visible from the highway. This horseshoe shaped "cienega"; or meadow was transformed into a lake in the mid-1960s. It has become one of the most popular reservation fishing lakes and has given up the state record for brown trout at 16 lbs. 7 oz.


    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 $$
    • Some areas are closed to access from Labor Day to April 1st, read about it in the link provided below.
    • Permits, closures and regulations at White Mountain Apache Tribe

    Map Drive

    To hike
    Travel about 18 miles east on Hwy 260 and look for the sign "Horseshoe Cienega" on the south side of the highway. The double-track will take you about a mile south towards the dam and Horseshoe Cienega Lake.
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