Historic Pinal Cemetery

Superior, Arizona (Pinal County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
2 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Information
Nearby Trails
Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.82 miles
Highest Elevation: 2780 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: South
Nearest Town: Superior
Nearest Town w/ Services: Superior
Official Road Name: 229, 8
Management Agency: Tonto National Forest
District: Mesa Ranger District

Highlights

Highlight: Historic Pinal Cemetery
The Historic Pinal Cemetery serviced both the towns of Pinal and Superior from the years 1876 to 1892. The town of Superior continued using the cemetery until December of 1916. It is protected by the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 so please do not disturb anything you see. You can find more information [here](http://www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1DW5_historic-pinal-cemetery_Superior-AZ.html). Those who are interested in old west history and Wyatt Earp will find this cemetery particularly interesting as it is the final resting place of Wyatt Earp's wife; Celia Blaylock or, Mattie Earp. You may remember the Hollywood version of their lives in the 1993 movie, Tombstone.

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is located directly across the highway from the Superior Municipal Airport. Leave the US-60 onto Silver King Mine Road (FR 229) and head north. Shortly after leaving the trailhead you will see the Perlite mine on the left. It is clearly marked with no trespassing signs. Do not stray from Silver King Mine Road and proceed to waypoint 2.

Directions to Trailhead

The trailhead is located approximately 26 miles east of Apache Junction, Arizona. To get there, travel east on US-60. You will find the trailhead approximately 1.2 miles west of Superior, Arizona. The trailhead is located directly across the highway from the Superior Municipal Airport.

Camping

Not allowed

Land Use Issues

The Historic Pinal Cemetery is nestled in the Tonto National Forest. Information on the forest can be found [here](http://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto/). The local ranger district office is located here: Globe Ranger District, 7680 S. Six Shooter Canyon Rd. Globe, Arizona 85501, (928) 402-6200. This is an area that is maintained by the Tonto Recreation Alliance or TRAL. This fine group of volunteers works within the Tonto National Forest. TRAL's stickers can be found on the carsonite signs found in the area. More information can be found [here](http://www.tontorecreationalliance.org/). The Globe District of the Tonto National Forest.

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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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