Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Pivot Rock Canyon Day Hike
when Trip Report : May 30, 2015
  Trip Report : July 13, 2013
  Trip Report : June 23, 2012
  Trip Report : September 3, 2011
  Trip Report : September 11, 2010
  Trip Report : August 16, 2008
where Mogollon Rim
the hike     Explore an out-of-the-way canyon in the cool forest of the Mogollon Rim, site of the pioneer’s cabin, improbable rock formations and other unforgettable sights. Who knows? We might even find a rock with a face. Wet feet are possible with our many stream crossings, depending on the weather. See Map.
    This location for hiking is described in Footloose from Phoenix, by Ted Tenny, pages 221-228.
    Part of this hike is described in Flagstaff Hikes (5th. ed.) by Richard and Sherry Mangum, Hexagon Press, Flagstaff, AZ, 2001, pages 188-189.
distance 6 miles
time 5 hours
EC +-900' elevation change
elevations 6716' (pioneer cabin) to 7410' (above Pivot Rock Spring)
type figure 8
starting at
Pivot Rock Trailhead 34° 28.877' N,  111° 24.179' W  [NAD27]
on trail 80% — Pivot Rock Canyon Trail
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost When car-pooling, pay your share the cost of gas.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Pine
meet 7:00 AM in the parking lot of the Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the northwest curb away from Starbuck’s.
•  Take the Beeline Highway (Arizona 87) north through Payson, Pine and Strawberry to Forest Road 149, which is 1.8 miles east of the junction with Arizona highway 260. FR 149 is 1/2 mile beyond Cinch Hook Trailhead.
•  Reset your trip odometer, turn left and go north on FR 149. At 0.4 miles, bear right on FR 616 and continue north to the trailhead, which is 2.7 miles from where you turned off the Beeline Highway.

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