Trails to Health

Almosta Trail

We travel north of Prescott for today’s “trails to health” featured trail 16.3 miles on Williamson Valley rd to Almosta Ranch Rd. Turn left onto Almosta Ranch Rd at mile post 12.5 at The Preserve. Travel about 3/4 of a mile and make a left into the dirt parking area for the trail under the high voltage power lines.

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Parking area under powerlines
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Almosta trailhead
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ups and downs

While there is little elevation change on this moderately difficult trail there are many ups and downs along the trail.

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View of Granite Mountain from the north on Almosta Trail
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through gate then down into whispering canyon

 

 

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first of many wash crossings

You cross the wash many times on this trail and while all but one of the washes were dry on this day keep in mind during the Arizona monsoon season washes can become uncrossable very quickly

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Gap in fence make a left at the fork just beyond the gap in the fence
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Mint Wash
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Gate at the top of hill by corral, for a longer hike you can pass through the gate and continue on trail 622 for as long as you like, this out and back trail is 4.5 miles in length.

 

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