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
Kid Friendly: NO
Pet Friendly: NO
Elevation: 9,520-10,133 feet
Best Season: May-October
Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX