North of Clifton in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, the 12 mile AD Bar Horse Trail passes through a variety of terrain and vegetation including ponderosa pine, pinyon and juniper. It starts at 4,700 feet and climbs to 7,000.
0.0 Trailhead on Highway 191
3.0 AD Bar Ranch
4.6 Junction with Trail #547
8.8 Junction with Trail #342 and VT Ranch
12.0 HU Bar Ranch and Blue River
To reach the trailhead from Clifton, head north on SR191 for 40 miles. The trailhead is on the eastside of the road and the parking is on the westside. There is minimal horse trailer parking available.
Overall, AD Bar Trail is the 1st most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona.