Rim Road East

Total Miles
55.3

Elevation

2356.73 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

Like Rim Road West, Rim Road East offers tremendous views from atop the Mogollon Rim. Where RRW is passable by all vehicles, Rim Road East is slightly more technical due to erosion and will require higher ground clearance if traveling in a 2WD vehicle. This is an extremely serene route, and although it doesn't have the sheer cliffs like you'll experience on RRW, Rim Road East does offer amazing views of the Sitgreaves National Forest to the North and the White Mountain Apache Reservation to the South. Wildlife is abundant, so take your time with this route and keep an eye out for deer, elk, and maybe a rare glimpse at a black bear. The trail stops at a locked gate as the route enters White Mountain Apache Reservation roughly 2 miles after crossing Hwy 60. As always, be a steward of our public lands and national forests; practice Tread Lightly! principles. **Trail is blocked by locked gate where FS RD 300 passes into White Mountain Apache Reservation roughly 2 miles after crossing Hwy 60.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Heading East on Hwy 260, roughly 5 miles after passing the Mogollon Rim Visitor Center (on your right), turn right for FS RD 300.