ELEVATION: 7,200 – 7,600 feet
PEAK COLOR: early to late October
GETTING THERE: From the intersection of SR87 and SR260 in Payson, go east (right) on SR260 and drive 30 miles to Rim Road (Forest Road 300, which is located across from the Rim Visitor Center). Follow FR 300 for 23 miles to Forest Road 137. Turn right on FR 137 and drive 4 miles to the trailhead, which is located across the road from Buck Springs Cabin. FR300 is maintained dirt--usually ok for passenger cars but with a few dodgy spots.
INFO: Coconino National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, (928) 477-2255,
|Typical view along Forest Road 300 "Rim Road"|