FR 11

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Nestled within the Tonto National Forest lies a paradise for offroad enthusiasts seeking a challenging trail run. The area is known for its rocky terrain, stunning vistas, and untamed wilderness.However, if you're looking for a more leisurely experience, a shorter and easier trail is available. FR 1...Read More
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Highlights of FR 11

Rock Category IconRock
Desert Category IconDesert
Sand Category IconSand
Highest Elevation
2748 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
11
Nearest Town
Fountain Hills
Nearest Services
Fountain Hills
Management Agency
Tonto National Forest
District
Mesa District

Overview

Nestled within the Tonto National Forest lies a paradise for offroad enthusiasts seeking a challenging trail run. The area is known for its rocky terrain, stunning vistas, and untamed wilderness.

However, if you're looking for a more leisurely experience, a shorter and easier trail is available. FR 11 allows you to explore the area without navigating the more difficult trails. 

For those interested in historical experiences, FR 11 is an excellent option. This trail takes you back to when Highway 87 had not yet been constructed, offering a glimpse into the past of what it would have been like to travel through the desert mountain wilderness. The first trail marker is labeled "Old Highway 87," which further adds to the intrigue of the journey. 

The area has a rich native American history. The Yavapai and Tonto Apache tribes left their mark on the land. American trappers and miners also frequented the area during the 19th and 20th centuries, leaving remnants of their presence behind. Today, the area is teeming with Arizona's signature flora and fauna, including the palo verde bush, prickly pear cacti, roadrunners, quail, and coyotes. The area's sights, sounds, and smells will leave you feeling invigorated and connected to nature.

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15 Waypoints
47 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
17 Community Reviews
1 Video
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