Hiking The Buena Vista Trail

The 16th most popular hiking trail in Arizona.

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South of Show Low in the White Mountains, the Buena Vista Trail (#637) is a rolling 9 miles long route (10.5 with the connector to the parking lot) and follows singletrack trail and old roads as it winds its way through the oak, pine, and manzanita. There are great views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Baldy. There is a good steep climb (one of 7) to get the blood going.

The access is from the junction of SR260/US60, go west on US60. Just after mile post 337, youll see a sign Entering the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Turn left before the sign on Forest Road 300 (Rim Road). The hiking trailhead is on the left.

Overall, Buena Vista Trail is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in Arizona. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Buena Vista Trail including Blue Ridge Trail, Ghost Of The Coyote Trail, Juniper Ridge, Los Caballos Trail, Timber Mesa Trail and Los Burros Trail.

Buena Vista Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 368-5111; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Pinetop Tourism (928) 367-4290.

Recommended Book:  "Arizona Hiking Guide" from Robert Stieve

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Lakeside CG near Lakeside Ranger Office

Breakfast Restaurant:  Johnny Angels, Pinetop

Reference Source:  click here http://www.wmonline.com/

GPS:  34.20424, -110.07866

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  10957

Buena Vista Trail Hiking Map


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