Hike Greens Peak in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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VOLCANIC VORTEX

At 10,133 feet, Greens Peak is the highest point in the Springerville Volcanic Field. A moderate climb leads to a working fire lookout and stunning mountain vistas.

Getting There: From Pinetop, travel east on State Route 260 (Toward McNary). Continue to roughly 3 miles past SR 273 to Forest Road 117 near milepost 380 on the left (about a mile past the Railroad Grade trailhead). Follow FR 117 north for 3 miles to a “Y” junction at FR 61, where a sign states “Greens Peak 2 Miles.” Park here for a 4-mile round-trip hike, or veer left and drive another mile to the next “Y” intersection at FR 61/61C for a 2-mile hike. Roads are maintained cinder and passable by sedan.

Length: 2 or 4 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: NO

Pet Friendly: NO

Elevation: 9,520-10,133 feet

Best Season: May-October

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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