Black Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Black Canyon region encompasses much in the way of historical interest: Indian pictographs, early settlements, and a violent chapter of the Pleasant Valley Wars. Throw in an easy, graded trail, a plethora of backcountry campsites, and a secluded lake for trout fishing and there is truly something for everyone.
The Black Canyon Trail leaves Arizona 260 near Forest Lakes and initially follows FR 300, the continuation of The Mogollon Rim Road, and a section of the General Crook Trail. Passing by the Black Canyon Rim Campground, the trail follows the dirt road through ponderosa pine forests along Black Canyon. Special Attractions: Black Canyon Lake; Graves of three men from the Pleasant Valley Wars and of early settlers; Polimana Indian Pictographs and Black Canyon Rock Shelter. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)."