West Pinto Creek

Superior, Arizona 85173

West Pinto Creek

West Pinto Creek Professional Review and Guide

"A rugged hike through seldom-visited country in the southeast corner of the Superstitions."

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"Starting from the remote Miles Trailhead on the east side of the Superstition Mountains, this loop follows the West Pinto Trail up West Pinto Creek, over the slopes of Iron Mountain, and along a section of the Arizona Trail on a high, scenic ridge. Return is via the Rock Creek Trail.

For a while the trail stays on the south side of the canyon, then it descends to the creek where there is seasonal water. After a section along the creek, the West Pinto Trail climbs onto the north slopes of the canyon. The trail returns to the creek again, only to leave it for a last time and climb steeply west up a brushy ridge. The trail reaches the east shoulder of Iron Mountain, then descends to Iron Mountain Spring before climbing again to cross a pass on the south ridge of Iron Mountain. Descending steeply, the trail passes Rogers Spring, then ends at the Reavis Trail, 5.8 miles from the Spencer Spring Trail."

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Trail Information

Superior
Nearby City
33
Distance
2,070 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Backpack
Duration
Best October to November and March to April
Season
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,500 feet
Top Elevation
Mesa Ranger District, Tonto National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Iron Mountain, Haunted Canyon; USDAFS Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest map
Local Maps

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Oct 2018