Ash Creek Horseback Riding

The 27th most popular equestrian trail in Arizona.

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Northeast of Tucson and southwest of Safford, the Ash Creek trail is a 9 mile ride from near Cluff Reservoir to Ash Creek Falls.

Access: High elevation trailhead- From Safford drive 8 miles south on US 191 to the Swift Trail (AZ 366). Turn right (southwest) onto AZ 366 and continue 29 miles to the Columbine Visitor Information Station. Just past the Info Station and across the road are the Columbine public corrals and Ash Creek trailhead.

Low elevation trailhead- From the town of Pima, drive south on Cluff Ranch Road. When you reach the entrance to Cluff Ranch, turn left. Cross the cattle guard, continue until you reach a 3-way intersection and turn left. Follow this road approximately 1 mile to the trailhead.

Note: This trail is suitable for horseback as well as foot travel; however, there is a stretch of the trail called slickrock that is particularly hazardous for horses. To avoid this section, take the 307A detour.

Overall, Ash Creek is the 27th most popular horse trail of all 49 horseback rides in Arizona. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Ash Creek including Round The Mountain, Cunningham Camp and Clark Corrals.

Ash Creek Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  CNF (928) 428-4150; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816; Arizona Horsemens Assoc. (602) 390-6806.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  32.70829, -109.90983

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/19/2016

ID:  13962

Ash Creek Horseback Riding Map


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