Houston Brothers to Aspen Spring Trail

Happy Jack, Arizona

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For Gifford Pinchot, father of the U.S. Forest Service, it was love at first sight when he visited Houston Draw. Today the towering trees, flowing springs, and rock faces staring out from the canyon make an altogether perfect setting for you and your dog to enjoy a journey back in time to Aspen Spring. Houston Brothers Trail 171 is part of a system of trails—the Cabin Loop Trail System—linked by history as well as geography. The Forest Service built modest living quarters for firefighters on round-the-clock hazard duty during fire season; many of these cabins still stand. One such cabin, now named for Pinchot, marks the beginning of the Houston Brothers Trail, and another is within barking distance of Aspen Spring.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Arizona

by Renee Guillory (The Mountaineers Books)

For Gifford Pinchot, father of the U.S. Forest Service, it was love at first sight when he visited Houston Draw. Today the towering trees, flowing springs, and rock faces staring out from the canyon make an altogether perfect setting for you and your dog to enjoy a journey back in time to Aspen Spring.

Houston Brothers Trail 171 is part of a system of trails—the Cabin Loop Trail System—linked by history as well as geography. The Forest Service built modest living quarters for firefighters on round-the-clock hazard duty during fire season; many of these cabins still stand. One such cabin, now named for Pinchot, marks the beginning of the Houston Brothers Trail, and another is within barking distance of Aspen Spring.

©  Renee Guillory/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Happy Jack
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 110 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best April through October
Trailhead Elevation: 7,125 feet
Top Elevation: 7,192 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest, Happy Jack Information Center
Local Maps: Blue Ridge Reservoir and Dane Canyon USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Houston Brothers to Aspen Spring Trail

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May 2018