Past Meetup

Los Burros near Pinetop

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I’ll be going up the night before to camp. Look for me in a red Ram truck with CM 2 horse bumper pull trailer.

14 mile trip in the cool pines of the White Mountains with an option for a shorter 8 mile trail. Great fall colors. I would say this is an easy trail except for the length and some elevation gain of 500'. Trail is pretty well marked. Real dirt with minimal rocks. Can't say enough good things about this trail and ease of access. Worth the drive! Would be easy to make a weekend of this trip.

At the campground, there are two campsites with corrals. You can use any of the campsites if the horse campsites are occupied. They can accommodate almost any size trailer except for the sharp right turn into the campground would limit only the longest of trailers. There is no water at the campground but there are pit toilets, and also picnic tables and firepits at each campsite. Also, be aware there are wild horses that roam the meadow adjacent to the corrals.

The trailhead is located at Los Burros Campground. From Lakeside, take State Highway 260 to McNary on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. In McNary, between McGaffey and McQuatters streets, turn left on Cady Road, aka McNary Vernon Rd or County road 3140, following signs to Vernon. Drive approximately 7 miles (6 miles of well graded dirt road) until road signs direct you to turn right into Los Burros Campground. Drive to the far end of the campground to find the trailhead.