North Alamo Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pinal County, Arizona. It is within Tonto National Forest. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 2,399 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,098 feet. The Picket Post Mt. Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
North Alamo Canyon Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"This newly renovated trail goes around the convoluted slopes of Picket post Mountain, climbing up and through Alamo Canyon, and then over and down into Telegraph canyon. A perfect hike for showing the desert to children and other lesser hikers, without the crowds of more urban hikes, or the need to mount a real expedition. This hike is a part of Arizona Trail (AZT), which runs from Utah to Mexico, and Grand Enchantment Trail, which winds from Phoenix to Albuquerque."
--Tony Padegimas, Day and Overnight Hikes in Tonto National Forest (Menasha Ridge Press).
"The rugged desert, mountains, and canyons that characterize most of this passage are as isolated as they are beautiful. Because of its difficult access for day-trippers, this passage is, overall, most approachable by multiday adventurers or those willing to put in long miles between Passages 16 and 17. Springtime brings an abundance of wildflowers to this region, and seeing Alamo Canyon in full bloom is breathtaking. Passage 17 has become one of Arizona’s hot spots for mountain bikers with strong singletrack skills."
--Matthew J. Nelson, Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail (Wilderness Press).
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