AD Bar Trail Horseback Riding

The MOST popular equestrian trail in Arizona.

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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.

Trail Log:

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. Several of the better horse trails are nearby AD Bar Trail including Arizona Trail - Highline Horse Trail, East Eagle Trail, Highline Trail, Woods Canyon Overlook, Reynold Trailhead and Cascade Recreation Area.

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (AZ/US)

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (AZ/US)

AD Bar Trail in Blue Range Primative Area (AZ/US)

AD Bar Trail in Blue Range Primative Area (AZ/US)

AD Bar Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  ASNF (928) 687-1301; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Arizona Horsemens Assoc. (602) 390-6806.

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  33.4115, -109.357

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  7/19/2016

ID:  13106

AD Bar Trail Horseback Riding Map


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