Backpacking Rim Country - Horton Springs

9:00am
12:00pm
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$249 for REI Members

$269 for non-members

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Overview

  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 8 people

Beloved by locals and visited by adventurers nationwide, the Mogollon Rim Country offers boundless Ponderosa pine forests, invigorating hiking, and limitless tranquility. On this overnight backpacking trip, we'll explore the forest and waterways that make up this spectacular region. The first day, we'll get fully set up with all the backpacking gear you'll need, then hike our way into our secluded campsite. We'll make camp for the night, enjoy a hearty meal, and relax under the canopy of stars below the rim. We'll wake up with the sun with some coffee and breakfast, then continue on our journey. Perfect for those with a bit of prior hiking experience, you'll need to be comfortable walking up to 5 miles on uneven terrain while carrying a 35lb pack. All meals and backpacking gear is provided. We love this region, and are pretty sure you will too!

  • Fitting a pack
  • Packing a backpack
  • Campsite selection and setup
  • Water filtration
  • Cooking in the backcountry
  • Staying warm in the backcountry
  • Explore local backpacking venues
  • Meals provided

What to bring with you

Map image of Horton Creek Trailhead - Tonto National Forest

More directions and information

CLOSED TOED SHOES REQUIRED. From the junction of AZ 87 and AZ 260 in Payson, take AZ 260 east for 16.2 miles. Turn left on Forest Rd 289 / Zane Grey Hwy and continue north for 0.8 miles. After crossing a bridge, park in the parking lot immediately to the left. Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.