Telephone Ridge, or FR 139A, runs north along the spine of the ridge of the same name. It splits off of Dick Hart Ridge, the two ridges and roads separated by the green and grassy Houston Draw. While never exceedingly wide, at points, the ridgeline becomes very narrow. As you drive, you can look down the steep side slopes into Houston Draw on the east and the deep drainage of Bear Canyon on the west. The view gives you a definite appreciation for the ruggedness of this amazing land. Hiking is a favorite activity atop the Mogollon Rim. The Cabin Loop is one of Arizona’s premier backpacking routes. Telephone Ridge crosses two of the five hiking trails that make up the Cabin Loop. Near the trailhead, the Houston Brothers Trail crosses on its way south to the Mogollon Rim. Further up the road, the Fred Haught Trail cuts across the track on its way to both the Fred Haught Cabin and the General Springs Cabin. Telephone Ridge ends at the start of the Rock Crossing Trail. This rugged hiking trail goes north to the beautiful Blue Ridge Reservoir.
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