FR 211G-Camping

Total Miles
1.3

Elevation

2,117.39 ft

Duration

0.25 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

You can access this trail from the middle of a turn on Highway 87. Blink, and you might miss it. The trail has a cattle gate at the beginning, so there are no gates to open when entering or exiting from the highway. The trail immediately heads uphill. It's rocky and bumpy on the way up, but nothing crazy. It's well worth checking out as there are multiple beautiful dispersed campsites at the top of the hill. This is an excellent spot if you are looking for a quick, secluded place with close access to the pavement but want to avoid a battle for space with the big RVs and trailers. It is far enough off the highway to avoid a bunch of road noise. This is a nice, smooth dirt trail beside the first rocky hill. It's a diverse and beautiful area with lots of different trees. This trail ends at a T intersection that is Forest Road 211A. This can be taken out to the Lost Eden trail, a main dirt trail that links up with an entire network of other trails in the area.

Photos of FR 211G-Camping

FR 211G-Camping
FR 211G-Camping
FR 211G-Camping

Difficulty

This trail has some bumpy rocks on a hill climb. The rest of the trail is easy but narrow in some places, and oncoming vehicles may have to back up to find a place to pull off.

History

The Mogollon Rim is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. It extends across the entire forest, approximately 200 miles in total, and provides excellent views within plateau country and desert canyon country as well. Dropping as much as 2,000 feet in some areas, the Rim offers some of the most far-reaching scenery in Arizona. Views stretch from its rocky precipice to Four Peaks of the Mazatzals northeast of Phoenix. Sightseeing is a favorite activity along the Rim. Still, this forest area also boasts a historic system of hiking and horseback trails, a couple of picturesque lakes for boating and fishing, and backcountry skiing for wilderness adventurers. The Mogollon Rim is a topographical and geological feature cutting across the northern half of Arizona. It extends diagonally approximately 200 miles, starting in northern Yavapai County and running eastward, ending near the New Mexico border. It forms the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau in Arizona. The Rim is an escarpment defining the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Its central and most spectacular portions are characterized by high cliffs of limestone and sand, namely the Kaibab limestone and Coconino sandstone cliffs. This escarpment was created by erosion, faulting, and cutting dramatic canyons into it, including the Fossil Creek Canyon and Pine Canyon. The name Mogollon comes from Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, the Spanish governor of New Mexico from 1712 to 1715. The Mogollon Rim's limestones and sandstones were formed from sediments deposited in the Carboniferous and Permian Periods. Several of the Rim's rock formations are also seen on the walls of the Grand Canyon. The extensive basaltic lava flows cap or even bury the Rim in many places. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the endangered Mexican spotted owl. Other wildlife present on the Rim will be herds of elk and deer. You may see black bears, mountain lions, and even the occasional red-tailed hawk or peregrine falcon. There are also coyotes, horned toads, and rattlesnakes. This area frequently has fire restrictions early in the season. Be sure to contact the local ranger station for information about the current campfire restrictions. Or, at the minimum, check the Coconino Fire webpage. https://www.coconino.az.gov/2595/Fire-Restriction-Information

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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