Pinal Mountains With Snow
Pinal Mountains With Snow

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Pinal Mountains Aspen Grove
Pinal Mountains Aspen Grove

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Foggy Pinal Mountains
Foggy Pinal Mountains

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Pinal Mountains With Snow
Pinal Mountains With Snow

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PINAL MOUNTAIN RANGE IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

Nearby Workman Creek
Nearby Workman Creek

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Camping in the Pinal Mountains
Camping in the Pinal Mountains

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Bird Watching in the Pinal Mountains
Bird Watching in the Pinal Mountains

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Nearby Workman Creek
Nearby Workman Creek

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A dramatic southern skyline bordering the nearby city of Globe, the Pinal Mountains offer four-season recreation luring summer and winter hikers, birders, mountain bikers – and fall foliage photographers.

 

The Pinals are an easy day-trip, too! Globe-Miami is 90-minutes’ drive from Mesa and East Valley cities. Once you’re here, trailheads that ascend into shaded Ponderosa Pine forests are just another 20 minutes drive from downtown Globe. Or keep driving - right to the 7800 foot mountaintop – via 12 miles of scenic, well-graded dirt road leading to Signal Peak on the East side of the range, or Madera Peak on the West. Pavement ends when you turn onto Forest Road 651 – the main road leading campers, hikers and photographers through chaparral-covered hillsides and up into Ponderosa Pine forests.

 

Look for camp sites (yes, with rustic Forest Service outhouse toilets) starting at Sulfide del Rey and also at Ferndell. The first of several hiking trails is Kellner Canyon -- then FR651 passes two more trails (Ice House, Six Shooter) before ending at the array of radio towers of Pinal Peak. Located wholly within the Tonto National Forest, the Pinal Recreation Area includes 45,760 acres!

VISIT THE COMMUNITIES AROUND THE PINAL MOUNTAINS

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THINGS TO DO NEAR THE PINAL MOUNTAINS

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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ATVing

Photo Credit:  Jon Qube

Off road and scenic, that is what Rim Country offers the adventurous soul!

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Hiking

Photo Credit:  Amanda Moors

Scenic mountain trails are some of the Pinal Mountains most treasured adventures.  Find your track!

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Mountain Biking

Photo Credit:  Scott Morris

Switch backs, miles and miles of swoopy forest single track, pristine pine forest and your bike!  Need we say more?

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Star Gazing

Photo Credit:  Arizona Astronomy

Awe inspiring shooting stars, constellations and starry skies make the Pinal Mountains truly awesome!

Credit:  Dj Craig

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Bird Watching

Photo Credit:  GEM Press Photos

Wildlife is on display at almost every turn in the road.  Fowl of all kinds can be see in Arizona's Rim Country

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Hunting

Photo Credit:  Cousewhitetail.com

Elk, deer, bear, javelina, and mountain lion are some of the featured hunts in the region near the Pinal Mountains.

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Nature Photography

Photo Credit:  David Burba

The Pinal Mountains are somewhat of a secret in Arizona.  But if you want breathtaking beauty, this is your place!

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Special Events

Photo Credit:  Cassie Ornelas Reyes

From fairs to rodeos to Native American dances to holiday celebrations, there is always something going on in the area.

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Camping

Photo Credit:  Camp AZ

Group sites, dispersed camping or RV camping... whatever your choice, it is available in Arizona's Rim Country.

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Interpretive Centers

Photo Credit:  Cameron Davis

Looking for a family outing that is full of fun, education and history.  Find it close by in Globe & Miami, Arizona.

Credit:  Cameron Davis

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Fall Colors

Photo Credit:  Camp AZ

Come see the splendor & amazing color on display when the temperatures drop in the Pinal Mountains.