Trail Highlights: Ghost of the Coyote Trail is one of the only trails in the White Mountains Trail System not connected to other trails in the System. The trail offers mostly wide open views throughout the 13-mile route while following portions of old logging roads through piñon pine and juniper forest. Vista points offer panoramic views of the White Mountains, including Mount Baldy. A large portion of the trail sustained fire damage during the Rodeo-Chediski fire of 2002, resulting in fewer trees to provide shade, thus the trail can be hot and dry during the summer. The trail passes many tanks often with water and provides ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. Javalina, mountain lion, elk, deer, turkey, and, yes, even coyotes are a few of the species seen in this area.
Ghost of the Coyote #641
Distance: 13 miles Short Loop 6 miles
Difﬁculty: Hiking — Difficult Biking — Difficult Equestrian — Moderate
Trail Parking: Limited
Trail Access: From the Show Low Post Ofﬁce, travel west on AZ 260 for 8.1 miles to Burton Road. Turn right (north) and the trailhead is 1.1 miles ahead on the left just past cattle guard.
Trailhead GPS: N34°30’029”, W110°15’855”
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