Even in this dry winter there is likely to be snow to posthole through this early in the game, and I don't think the road is open yet. I searched and searched, and I find only notices that 273 closed in early January, and no notices have been posted that it is open. At any rate, due to the snow in the shade at higher elevations, particularly on the East Baldy Trail, I'd wait until late May or early June. And it won't be lush or green during those months. After monsoon or in the fall it's much prettier. Call the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Springerville Ranger District, to ask. 928-333-6200.
Oh, and another thing. Hiking up there before they send in the trail crew is a lesson in frustration, because there are always a lot of downed trees blocking the trails.
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