Lewis Canyon Campground is located at 6,600 feet in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting with a large open field nearby. Wild turkey, elk and deer are often seen in the vicinity. The trailhead to the Juniper Ridge Trail #640 is located at the group campground. This trail is open to non-motorized vehicles, hikers, horses & mountain bicycles. The trail is a pleasant 14 mile loop through ponderosa pines, juniper and manzanita. A shorter 7-mile loop trail is also marked.
You can arrive: anytime after noon on Thursday, August 10th. Check out time on Sunday is 11 am.
The site features: Picnic tables, fire rings, 4 large group barbecue grills, dumpster & modern vault toilets. The only water on site is non-potable & for drowning the fire. Remember to bring food, drinking water, hiking gear & firewood. Your moderately behaved dogs are welcome.
If we have at least 6 campers who want to do a potluck dinner on Saturday evening, Hans will contact you.
Directions: Driving on AZ-260, turn S onto Pinedale Rd, (+34.317769, -110.247561). Drive through Pinedale and the covered bridge to the U.S. Forest Service work center, (+34.3053, -110.2465). Continue south 2.3 miles on Pinedale Road, which becomes Rim Road. Follow the signs to Lewis Canyon Group Site and turn right onto FR 130A, which goes directly to Lewis Canyon Group Campground (+34.285065, -110.240217).
Nearest full commercial services are 15 miles in Show Low.
Your trip leaders will once again be Mountain Men Joe & Hans who can be reached at LC@ComputerComprehension.com or 602-708-9691 (text only)