Spice up your Ash
If you’re looking for a reasonably short trip that offers good views and takes you through some of the Safford District’s most beautiful forests, this trail provides all of the above. It starts at the Columbine public corrals across from the Columbine Visitor Information Station along the Swift Trail (AZ 366). Follow the Webb Peak Trail 1 mile to the Webb Peak Lookout. The tower is used only when fire danger warrants it, but the broad, far-reaching views are always on hand for you to enjoy. Just before you reach the tower you’ll find a trail that leads to the right. This is the part of Webb Peak Trail that leads 1.7 miles to the Ash Creek Trail #307. It is 0.5 mile from this junction on the Ash Creek Trail to the Columbine public corrals.
Mountain top views, short loop/longer loop, easy access, lookout tower. USGS Map(s): Webb Peak. The Webb Peak Lookout Tower is staffed during times of fire danger only. There are two loops possible here. For a longer trip, use part of the Ash Creek Trail #307. For an easier trip, take the Webb Peak Trail to the lookout tower and travel down the Webb Peak Road to the Swift Trail.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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.