FR 487

3.5/5 (3 reviews)
Heber, Arizona (Navajo County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021

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The Mogollon Rim Country of central Arizona is a welcome reprieve from the high temperatures of the desert that surrounds it. The region is rich in ancient Native American history and loaded with a lifetime of trails to explore. This particular trail allows users access to beautiful high country camping and connections to other popular trails in the area. The trails main draw is the really nice campsites that are relatively close to a highway but far enough away to not hear it. You're also away from all the large RV camping areas along 300 Road.

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3.5/5 (3)
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.
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/21/2021

We combined five trails in this region into a daylong off road adventure. We started by running Sharp Hollow (FR 160) from Hwy 260 to Black Canyon Road. We then ran north up to the beginning of the Black Canyon Road. We ran the Black Canyon Road in its entire length. From there we backtracked along the Mogollon Rim Road until it intersected with FR 9569J … an out-and-back run along FR 9569J brought us back to the beginning of FR 487. We ran FR 487 in its entire length … back tracking along it to reach the start of Rocky Draw (FR 50). We then ran north up Rocky Draw (FR 50) to complete the day. Very nice connection road. The biggest surprise was the Legacy Ranch along this trail ... so beautiful it seems out of place. We also saw some of the wild horses. Total travel time was 3:20 hrs with an additional 3:02 hrs spent enjoying the country side, taking pictures, and eating lunch.
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/06/2019

This is an easy trail that connects to some other trails for an all day cruise through the pines. The camping we found along the route was great. Barely saw anybody else while out there. We saw a bunch of wild horses all over the region but only a couple elk.

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