|South Fork Trail|
The South Fork Trail is seven miles long, running from the South Fork Campground to Mexican Hay Lake. The lower trail, at 7,500 feet elevation, follows the river for 3.5 miles through stands of cottonwood, pine, aspen, and oak. The trail climbs to 9,000 feet, providing spectacular views of high e...
White Mountains Grasslands Wildlife Area
|Description: At 7600 feet elevation, this wildlife area is a high elevation grassland with a mix of pinyon-juniper woodland. This property was purchased for the protection of mountain plover habitat. The ponds provide a draw for migrating songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and birds of prey.|
Wildlife to Watch: Pronghorn are common year round, with some elk in fall, winter, and spring. Other mammals are golden-mantled squirrel, coyote, eastern cottontail, and black-tailed jackrabbit. Birds of prey include red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, golden eagle, ferruginous hawk, and American kestrel. Both mountain and western bluebirds are found in the juniper during the winter months.
Other Activities: A 3-mile self-guided hiking trail of moderate difficulty overlooks and loops a large draw containing juniper woodland, grassland, and ponds.
Ownership: Arizona Game and Fish Department
Size: 2850 acres
Closest Town: Eagar
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: