Length: 17.00 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: N of Payson on SR 87 18 mi. at a point on along the Mogollon Rim. Turn right into the trailhead. Also accessible from SR 260 at milepost 279.
Latitude: 37.4517329331423 Longitude: -108.011470503269
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Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline. It is a high elevation trail that is somewhat difficult to follow. Excellent views of Hermosa Creek can be seen from the trail.
Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Rock, boulders
Average Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 9,000
Elevation High Point: 12,000
Year Designated: 1979
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
San Juan National Forest
Dolores Ranger District
P.O. Box 210
Dolores , CO 81323
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