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Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail #615, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 0.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,640 feet
Elevation Gain 40 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.5 hour
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1  2018-07-05 jacobemerick
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This trail is very popular and is visited annually by thousands of people from around the world. The trail follows relatively level terrain to the very edge of the Mogollon Rim. There are excellent scenic vistas along the trail.

A hike along this self-guided interpretive trail gives visitors a great appreciation of the characteristics of the Mogollon Rim and its uniqueness as the dividing line between the Colorado Plateau and the Gila-Salt River watersheds.

It is likely more kinds of trees, bushes, and shrubs can be seen growing side- by-side along this trail than any other area on the district. Pacific willow and Bebb's willow, together with a wide variety of water plants and sedges can be found growing along an irrigation ditch which has an interesting history relating to pioneers in the area.

Notes: The Mogollon Rim was named for Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, who was the Governor of the Province of New Mexico between 1712 and 1715. This self guided interpretive trail is a one mile loop which takes about an hour to complete. The first 1/2 mile is paved and universally accessible.

Access: The trail is located along State Highway 260 between Show Low and Lakeside, approximately 3 miles northwest of the district office.

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2008-06-01 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail #615
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    we had a little time left and the wind was actually chilling out a little so we shot over and did this after the show low bluff trail. nice little interpretive loop and sierra enjoyed reading the signs. nice views on the back part. perfect late afternoon hike.

    we went out to the random Black Horse Brewery, after a quick trip to the Severnson Wildlife Area, for a beer. it was random and fun. had dinner at the House (excellent burger!)

    great first day in show low.
    Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail #615
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    Hiked this at sunset after a soggy day working in Show Low and Concho. A short distance into the hike, an obnoxious group of elderly(!) hikers overtook me, but Grandpa turned around, as "hiking" on an asphalt walkway was too much nature for him!

    Anyways, the view from the trail's overlook is quite nice, and one can see the vast forested lands to the south. There is an interesting fact sheet on ponderosa pine uses at the trailhead.

    People watching entertains me, and tonight was no exception with the hordes of Phoenicians invading the high country, and heavily tattooed folks stocking up on beer, camping supplies, and more beer at Wal-Mart.

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