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Butler Canyon Trail #98, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Lasso-Loop 0.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,622 feet
Elevation Gain 200 feet
Accumulated Gain 200 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.9
Interest Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Sep, May, Aug, Jun
Seasons   Late Spring to Early Autumn
Sun  7:14am - 5:09pm
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West Fork Trail #94 - Greer
West Fork Trail #94 - Greer
0.4 mi away
6.0 mi
1,000 ft
Greer Lakes
Greer Lakes
1.4 mi away
24.0 mi
Benny Creek Campground
1.4 mi away
Hoyer Rolfe C Campground
1.9 mi away
Pole Knoll Recreation Area
Pole Knoll Recreation Area
3.9 mi away
6.2 mi
388 ft
Winn Campground
3.9 mi away
Antelope Mountain
Antelope Mountain
4.4 mi away
4.0 mi
854 ft
West Baldy Trail #94
West Baldy Trail #94
4.5 mi away
7.0 mi
2,364 ft
Sunrise Lake Campground
5.6 mi away
South Fork Trail #97
South Fork Trail #97
5.8 mi away
6.2 mi
1,700 ft
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by HAZ_Hikebot

Hike: This cool, verdant canyon has long been a favorite with tourists. It is particularly popular with seniors and families with young children because of the level grade of the trail and the interpretative stations. Its location in Greer makes it a convenient spot for the many visitors to this picturesque community. The trail travels up Butler Canyon for about one half mile, then crosses a small stream before looping back


Butler Canyon was named for Jacob Butler, who settled here in the late 1880's with his nineteen children. Aquatic plants grow along the stream, which is shaded by alders and willows. Aspen, pine, spruce and fir line the canyon and provide nests for the many birds who make their home here. If you start your hike early enough, you may see wild turkeys, deer and coyotes as they come down canyon for a drink.

Notes: Hikers and bicyclists are welcome, but no horses and no motorized vehicles. Please pack out litter. Water in the creek and spring box is untreated, please bring your own. This hike is great for children. It might be difficult for the elderly because of a slight elevation gain in the beginning.

The Butler Canyon Trail is a self-guided nature trail with numbered stations beside the trail. These stations correspond to descriptions in a pamphlet which is available at a sign-in station at the trailhead. Please return the pamphlet after you've finished with it so that others may use it. Interpretative lectures and walks are conducted here during the summer by a Forest Service Naturalist. Schedules are posted at Hoyer campground and at the Springerville Ranger Station.

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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.

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    To hike
    To find Butler Canyon Trail, from Pinetop follow State Route 260 east until you reach State Route 373, turn right (south) and travel four miles until you reach County Road 1121, turn left and the parking lot is on the right. The trailhead is on the left.
    page created by tibber on Aug 24 2009 7:11 pm
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