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Thompson Trail 121

Basics
Location:
South of Payson
Length:
1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Elevation Range:
2240 feet to 2600 feet
Elevation Change:
360 feet
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year round

Description

From State Highway 188, the trail quickly climbs along an arroyo and then follows the contour of the ridges above the highway and Roosevelt Lake. After 1½ mile, at the junction with the Cemetery Trail 255, the trail turns south and gradually ascends a broad ridge to the junction with FR 341. This trail is named after Jerone Thompson who served as the district ranger, 1956-1965, for the then-named Roosevelt Ranger District.

Details

Location:
South of Payson
Length:
1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Difficulty:
Easy
Elevation Range:
2240 feet to 2600
Elevation Change:
360
Usage:
Moderate
Season:
Year round
Useful Map(s):
USGS: Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Additional Details:
Tonto National Forest
Tonto Basin Ranger Station
HC02 Box 4800
Roosevelt, AZ 85545
Phone (928) 467-3200

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Eastern Trailhead:
Forest Road #341 - Drive through Lakeview Park until you reach a gate at the south end of the park. Forest Road (FR) 341 begins at this point. After closing the gate, proceed uphill for approximately ¾ mile. There is no parking.

Western Trailhead:
State Highway 188 - From Roosevelt Dam, take State Highway 188 for ½ mile east to the trail connection. There is no parking here.

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