A walk through the forest, up to a fire lookout tower, and back.
More details here:
Distance: 6 miles
Time: 4 hrs.
Trail: crushed rock and forest packed dirt
Trailhead Elevation: 6500 ft.
Elevation gain: 1296 ft.
Parking: off road dirt area . no facilities
Entry fees: no
Dogs: OK on leash
Always carry and drink plenty of water!
Sunscreen and insect repellent is advised.
Supportive footwear is also advisable.
SAFETY FIRST… we have no medical provisions.
Hike at your own risk.
To get to the trailhead: from the Phoenix area, take I-17 North to
Hwy 69 (Prescott exit 262)
and go approx. 21.5 miles
and turn right onto Fain Rd.
Go approx. 7.2 miles on Fain Rd to Hwy 89A
and turn right (east).
Take this Hwy less than 12 miles to FR104 (on the right).
At the summit of Mingus Mountain,
turn right on the signed junction for the Methodist Camp (FR104).
There will be a brown sign for the Mingus Mountain Campground and you'll see a parking lot (and a small park) just to the left after turning onto FR104.
Take the well graded dirt road FR104 for 1.5 miles and turn right on FR 143
Follow FR143 2.2 miles and veer left and go about ½ mile more to trail marker on left for trail #110 and park in open area across the road.
Google says the trail head is 1 hours 45 minutes from the I-17 & 101