The trail is difficult because of steep, rocky sections and the length of the trail. Not a lot of shade.
This is one of the longest trails in the White Mountain Trail System. Temperatures can be several degrees higher here with less shade. Because of the increased exposure, summer may not be the best time for this trail. Follow the trail markings for Los Caballos #638.
How to get there:
From the Flagstaff area, head East on I-40 93 miles to Holbrook. Head South on Hwy 77 to Show Low. From the Phoenix/Tempe area, go East to Hwy 60 and follow North to Show Low. From downtown Show Low, head two miles west. Turn right on AZ 260 towards Payson-Heber. Drive 2,9 miles. After crossing Bagnal Draw, turn left on to FR 136. FR 136 is not marked. Drive 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the right.
Shorter rides can be done by taking spur trails. Bring extra water. Parking at trailhead. USDA Fores