Parsons Grove & Canyon via Rug Road is a 6.4 mile round trip hike with 915 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 45 miles west of Safford Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.
Overview: This popular side trip which the "Rug Road" crosses at Parsons Grove/Canyon & Cabin offers a look back in time at old Arizona 19th century remote ranching & corral building history. After viewing Parsons Grove and Cabin area, this side trip continues on an old two track route (see posted GPS Route) past the old Don Jose Corrals to end at the small, historic Don Jose Cabin with unique corrals;
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.