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Greer Lakes, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Multi-Loop 24 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,266 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1-4 hours
Interest Seasonal Creek & Perennial Creek
Backpack Possible & Connecting
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Author Crzy4AZ
author avatar Guides 31
Routes 96
Photos 2,588
Trips 589 map ( 2,119 miles )
Age 46 Female Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
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Preferred   May, Sep, Aug, Oct → Any
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  6:03am - 6:20pm
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Trio of lakes
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Likely In-Season!
Greer Lakes is a fishing and scenic destination one mile north of Greer off FS 87B made up of three lakes: Bunch Reservoir, Tunnel Reservoir, and River Reservoir. There are paths in and around the lakes that would appeal to day hikers, photographers, and mountain bikers. AZ Game and Fish stocks the lakes with brown, apache, and rainbow trout attracting locals and tourists for fishing.

There are no official hiking routes, but you can wander the perimeter of all three lakes and find gorgeous views of surrounding mountains. The 8000+ elevation forests are made of pine, fir, spruce, and even aspen. Depending on the season you may find wildflowers along the road in disturbed areas. Osprey find the dead pine trees to be a perfect nesting area from which to launch fishing expeditions in the surrounding lakes to feed their young.

Bunch reservoir: 63 acres, limited to single electric motors for boats, parking, restrooms, picnic area, no camping.
Tunnel reservoir: 42 acres, boat launch, paved access, restrooms, no camping.
River reservoir: 140 acres, maximum depth 45 feet, average depth 20 feet, boat launch, restrooms, picnic area

You will need a fishing license from AZ Game and Fish but there are no fees for parking. Purchase a fishing license online.

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2014-07-28 Crzy4AZ
    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.

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    We walked around Tunnel lake some and then down the road to the sound of a mother osprey feeding her two (hungry) juveniles a fish dinner. All kinds of frantic flapping, pecking, squealing - wish I had videotaped the feeding frenzy.

    Our kids went wild for the process - fascinated by a bird eating a fish. Fascinated by the dive-bombing mother swooping into the lake. And then trying not to fall backwards as they craned their necks to keep looking up. I was in a panic as my camera's zoom could not get enough detail - so I put my camera up to the binoculars and got some grainy stuff - but better than nothing!

    A very fun kick-off to our White Mountain family vacation. We rented a cabin in Greer at 8,700 feet elevation not far from Greer Lodge. Perfect temperature and I love the shortness of breath and tachycardia of high elevation. Kids love seeing trees and green and water everywhere. Rain and hail - lakes and rivers.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Highway 373 in Greer - go about one mile north and turn right onto FS 87B
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