Horseshoe Cienega Lake Perimeter is a 3 mile round trip hike with 225 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 83 miles north of Safford Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
85% of this hike is on a trail. On the North side of the lake, there isn't a noticeable trail. You will be walking through grass.
Apache Reservation fee area.
Check out the Official Route.
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.