Pinal Mountain

Scout Route
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Pinal Mountain is a scenic drive into the pines and a beautiful escape from the desert heat. This is the easiest and quickest way up to the pines above Globe, Arizona. The trail is a semi-maintained gravel ledge road leading up to picnic and camping areas. There can be deep washboards and potholes. During winter months, there can be snow at higher elevations. The trail becomes more narrow, with some sections too narrow for two vehicles to pass. Use caution and slow down around blind corners. Sulphide Del Rey, now a campground, was once a site of an old mining company. Miners lived here to escape the heat of the desert where they worked during the day. This site offers a peaceful place to camp with the family within the ponderosa pines. There are a couple of connecting trails at the top of the mountain to explore. There is a small day-use fee at the campground. Limitations include a stay limit of 14 days, trailers under 20 feet, and fire in designated areas only. There is no trash service, Pack It In, Pack It Out. Dispose of waste properly, and leave what you find.