Thursday, August 27, 2009

BUTLER CANYON




BUTLER CANYON Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Ever wonder how long it takes for a log to decompose? Want to learn how to identify Bearberry Honeysuckle? These are just two examples of what you can learn on the Butler Canyon Trail #98. Informational signage and a booklet available at the trailhead kiosk can be used to navigate through the many points of interest along the easy loop trail through an outdoor classroom. UPDATE:
this trail sustained significant damage in the Wallow Fire, June 2011.
HIGHLIGHTS: easy, educational hike in the White Mountains LENGTH: 1-mile loop RATING: easy ELEVATION: 8,300' – 8,400' ' DRIVING DISTANCE FROM PHOENIX: 240 miles one-way GETTING THERE: From the stoplight in Eagar, go west on Highway 260 for 9.6 miles to Highway 373. Turn south (left) and go 4 miles on Highway 373 to County Road 1121, turn left and continue a short distance to the signed trailhead on the left. INFORMATION: 928-333-4301 fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/recreation/sprgrvlle_trails/trl_spr_butler.shtml Contact the ranger station about scheduled guided hikes and lectures.

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