Corral Ruins is a 3.7 mile round trip hike with 630 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 61 miles east of Mesa Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. April and March 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.
Large scenic butte Indian ruin site located within the Tonto National Forest bordering the western San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation boundary. The site consists of about 13 rooms perched atop a large rugged cliff lined butte. Reaching the ruins requires negotiating a short easy scramble route on the northeast edge (see posted GPS route). A great destination for those with a love for ancient Indian history and off-trail adventure. The hike is an easy off-trail rolling ridge top route with light to moderate bushwhack at times.
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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.