Hiking the Thompson Trail in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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Getting There: From Eager, go right (west) on State Route 260 for 2.8 miles to SR 261. Turn left (south) on SR 261 and continue for just over 16 miles to State Route 273. Turn right (north), go 2.1 miles to the turn off for Forest Road 116, turn left (south) and continue 3.5 miles to the signed trailhead on the right. The trail begins at a gate located a short distance down FR 116 on the left.

Length: 6.5 miles round trip

Rating: moderate

Kid Friendly: YES

Pet Friendly: YES

Elevation: 8,540-8,830 feet

Best Season: May-October

Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX

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