Two Bar Ridge

Total Miles
13.5

Elevation

1,256.88 ft

Duration

4.15 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Trail Overview

A crested saguaro and great views from a ridge high above Apache and Roosevelt Lakes. Fun trail at the north end of Apache Trail GP. This trail starts from Apache Trail near Apache Lake, climbs nearly 2,000', and runs along Two Bar Ridge in the Superstition Mountains then drops back down to Highway 188 near Roosevelt Lake. We describe this run from Apache Trail to Highway 188 but it can be run in either direction. Climb up to Two Bar Ridge on a road built to construct the power line. A few of the original poles are still standing. Great views back the way you came. There is a large wide spot part way up that is ideal for a break or for lunch. Probably can park a dozen Jeeps. There is an in-and-out spur leading south along Two Bar Ridge. This road is rockier and bumpier but still is a nice trip. Nice views toward the Mogollon Rim from the highest point on the trail, and there is a cattle tank at the end of the spur. It is all downhill after leaving the water tank. Drop down the side of Two Bar Ridge into Cottonwood Creek and follow along it toward Roosevelt Lake. The part along Cottonwood Creek is where you will find the crested saguaro. This trail ends by running through a mobile home/RV park. If you do the trail in the other direction you will start by driving through the park. Please close the gate.

Difficulty

Uneven, rutted dirt trail with loose rocks, sand, erosion, and washes. Potential water crossings up to 18" deep, mud holes, and obstacles up to 2 feet, including ledges and short, steep grades.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Paul Orton
Apr 06, 2023
4x4
Open

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