Saguaro Lake Cove

This is the easiest way to reach the first cove along Saguaro Lake.

Total Miles


Send Trail to Phone
1 Hour
Technical Rating
7 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Saguaro Lake Cove
A great place to hang out for a day or a weekend. Free camping is available at the beach and there is a good staging area just past the large gate at the trailhead.
Getting There
Take Bush Hwy. northeast from Phoenix to Saguaro Lake. Go about a mile past road to marina and turn right on Butcher Jones Road. After 2 miles, you'll circle around loop of Butcher Jones Recreation Area. Gate is on north side of loop.
Contact for Current Conditions
Tonto N.F.
Mesa and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts
(480) 610-3300