Poison Springs

Globe, Arizona (Gila County)

Last Updated: 07/07/2021
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Highlight: Poison Springs
At the far eastern end of the Roosevelt Lake region, you can find great camping and fishing along the Salt River. Poison Springs drops you under Highway 288 and winds its way through a sandy cliff-lined canyon leading right to a wonderful recreation area at Meddler Point. There is an abundance of dispersed campsites located along several unmarked trails along the river. The migratory birds that visit the area are also a frequent sight while fishing along the river. The area is an ideal place to set up camp for a few days to explore some of the local trails or just set up a chair in the shade along the river. You can also plan a visit to the historic Diversion Dam located along Highway 288, just after the one-lane bridge crossing the river.


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1. Trailhead / Travel Under Bridge (0 mi)
You begin the trail by exiting the highway and dropping down underneath the bridge into the sandy wash.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Globe, Arizona

Travel north on Highway 188 for 14.5 miles. Turn east on Highway 288 to Young. Travel half-a-mile and cross the bridge. The trailhead is immediately following the end of the bridge. You follow FR1490 trail down into the canyon below the roadway.



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Bobby Nelson

Mapping Crew - Arizona

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