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Abbeys Way Trail 151

Basics
Location:
South of Young in the Tonto National Forest
Length:
2 miles (3.2 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
6900 feet to 7720 feet
Elevation Change:
820 feet
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring - Fall

Description

The trail is surrounded by a beautiful mixed-conifer forest. Abbey's Way leaves Forest Road (FR) 387 to the northeast and heads towards a mountain meadow, which was part of an old homestead. The trail then climbs directly up the pine and Douglas fir-covered slopes of Aztec Peak towards the lookout tower. The trail wraps around the peak and meets FR 487 just east of the top of the peak.

Details

Location:
South of Young in the Tonto National Forest
Length:
2 miles (3.2 km)
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Elevation Range:
6900 feet to 7720
Elevation Change:
820
Usage:
Light
Season:
Spring - Fall
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Aztec Peak
Additional Details:
Tonto National Forest
Pleasant Valley Ranger Station
P.O. Box 450
Young, Arizona 85554
Phone (928) 462-4300

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Eastern Trailhead:
Near the end of Forest Road (FR) 487, a short distance from Aztec Peak Lookout Tower

Western Trailhead:
From State Hwy - 288 drive east on Forest Road (FR) 487 for 31/4 miles. There is parking for several vehicles on the west side of Forest Road (FR) 487 across from the trail.

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