Roosevelt Vista

4.5/5 (4 reviews)
Globe, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

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The Roosevelt Lake region within the Tonto National Forest is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. There are countless trails leading you to scenic vistas but FR140 leads you quickly and easily to one of the best views in the region. This trail is an easy out and back scenic stop or an excellent camping location for exploring the other trails in this area. Roosevelt Vista leads you to a couple of different side trails, each with incredible vistas and campsites. Along the canyon rim, 800 feet above the Tonto Basin, you will find a couple campfire rings and several vantage points for photographs.

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4.5/5 (4)
Official Crew
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Official Crew
Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/27/2020

We camped here in the last weekend of march for my birthday, and it's a breath taking spot. Not my first time here, but worth returning. The views are stunning but beware of the strong winds! Easy trail if you have higher clearance.
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/09/2018

This is a great short and a very easy trail leading to a couple of different scenic viewpoints. You can easily pull off the highway on your way up to Young and get a great view of Roosevelt Lake and Parker Point Canyon. There is camping right on the edge of the cliff if you're willing to put up with some wind.

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