Old Rim Road

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Al Fulton. Shot. 1901.

The gravemarker still sits against an ancient tree just south of Lake One, near the General Crook hiking trail. Little is recorded about Al or his death. The grave is a short hike from the Mogollon Rim Visitor Center, which sits at the start of Old Rim Road, FR 171, which runs along Fulton Point, a scenic vista perched atop the Mogollon Rim.

Old Rim Road is all about camping. The first quarter mile from the Visitor Center on the west end of the road is a designated day-use area with multiple sites sitting right on the edge of the Rim with picnic tables and expansive views. The remainder of the 2.5-mile well-maintained forest road has 49 designated campsites supporting everything from tent camping to RVs. The ones on the west end of the track have Rim views. The others sit in a shady Ponderosa Pine forest. The sites range in size from single-vehicle to large sites subdivided into as many as five smaller campsites. Most are fairly level with stone fire rings. There are no other services.

Camping is free but limited to 14 consecutive days. Camping is only allowed at designated sites and within 50 feet of the “camp here” signs. This is a congested area, so shooting is not allowed.