Cabin Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This loop on the pine-, fir-, and aspen-forested ridges and through deep canyons north of the Mogollon Rim, uses the recently rediscovered historic General Crook, Houston Brothers, Barbershop, U Bar, Fred Haught, and Arizona Trails to wind past three historic cabins.
Camping is plentiful on the broad ridges between canyons on this loop, as well as in some of the canyons. General Springs Cabin at the trailhead is the first of the three historic cabins on the loop. These cabins were built as fire guard stations in the days when access to the forested backcountry was by pack animal and trail. An extensive road system has eliminated the need for local fire guards. All three cabins have been restored as historic sites."