Sierra Ancha Wilderness Trails

Globe, Arizona

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The history of protection for the Sierra Ancha Wilderness goes back sixty-five years. Established as a 34,000- acre Primitive Area in 1933, the Sierra Ancha was reduced in size and renamed a Wild Area in 1951. In 1964 nearly 21,000 of its acres were set aside as wilderness. For a rather small wilderness area, the Sierra Ancha offers an impressive number of short hiking trails. The terrain protects a number of cliff dwellings erected between A.D. 1200 and 1300 by a paleo-Indian culture called the Salado. This trail guide covers an area with 57 miles of trails.

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"The history of protection for the Sierra Ancha Wilderness goes back sixty-five years. Established as a 34,000- acre Primitive Area in 1933, the Sierra Ancha was reduced in size and renamed a Wild Area in 1951. In 1964 nearly 21,000 of its acres were set aside as wilderness. For a rather small wilderness area, the Sierra Ancha offers an impressive number of short hiking trails.

The terrain protects a number of cliff dwellings erected between A.D. 1200 and 1300 by a paleo-Indian culture called the Salado. This trail guide covers an area with 57 miles of trails."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Globe
Distance: 57
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,400 feet
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest, Pleasant Valley Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Aztec Peak, McFadden Peak, Meddler Wash, Sombrero Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Sierra Ancha Wilderness Trails

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May 2018