Ben Avery Trail

Phoenix, Arizona

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Forming a rugged and scenic line of crags, buttes, and mountains in the desert west of Phoenix, the Eagletail Mountains offer intrepid hikers a wonderful opportunity to explore some desolate yet interesting terrain. The best route for entering the area is the Ben Avery Trail. Named for a noted Arizona outdoor writer, this established trail cuts through the heart of the 100,600-acre Eagletail Mountains Wilderness Area.

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"Forming a rugged and scenic line of crags, buttes, and mountains in the desert west of Phoenix, the Eagletail Mountains offer intrepid hikers a wonderful opportunity to explore some desolate yet interesting terrain.

The best route for entering the area is the Ben Avery Trail. Named for a noted Arizona outdoor writer, this established trail cuts through the heart of the 100,600-acre Eagletail Mountains Wilderness Area."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Phoenix
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 1,700 feet
Top Elevation: 1,820 feet
Local Contacts: BLM; Eagletail Mountains Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Eagletail Mountains East, Eagletail Mountains West
Driving Directions: Directions to Ben Avery Trail

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May 2018