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Mingus Mountain
Saturday October 10th, 2020 08:00 AM
Mingus Mountain - Cottonwood, Arizona
Trail Runs (Official)
Trail Leader:
Craig Ludwig

Event Description

Looking forward to a great trail run this Saturday!

The weather should be great and we should be seeing some leaves turning up on the mountain.

Meet location: Chevron on Carefree Highway (3150 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086) which is right next to the McDonalds. 

Time: 7:00am and departing at 7:30am sharp

 Trailhead meet location: secondary meet up location at the staging location at the trail head.  CLICK FOR LOCATION

 Trailhead Departure: 10a

Travel: Will have an almost 2hr drive up to Cottonwood, trail will be 4+ hours,   

Communication: We will use FRS radios for Rover to Rover talk so don't forget that

General: Bring your camera! Maybe a jacket too.  Plan to bring all meals and water for the day!     


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Venue Description

Difficulty: Moderate. Most of the trail is easy except for a few rocky places. Narrow shelf road on the east side of Mingus Mountain. Stay off this trail during rainy periods; the last part can get very muddy. Suitable for stock SUVs.

Features: After passing through an unimpressive lower section, the road climbs quickly up the side of scenic Mingus Mountain. Great views of Verde Valley and Sedona looking east. An enjoyable forest drive. ATV's are restricted to main Forest Service roads only.

Leaving the town of Cottonwood, this trail soon rises above the mid-desert to the tall pines, the views into the valley are spectacular as you ride the ridge trail. As the trail turns north, the trail becomes more civilized as you head back to Mingus Mountain peak and exit for the return trip via the historic mining town of Jerome back to Cottonwood.

Time & Distance: About 19 miles. Allow 2 to 3 hours.

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