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General Crook National Recreation Trail
Map: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
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General Crook National Recreation Trail, Arizona
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Description: When American settlers first began homesteading in Arizona, the Apaches caused them all kinds of headaches. The Army established outposts at FOrt McDowell, Fort Verde, Camp Reno, Fort Apache, and Camp San Carlos. General George Crook, who was the head of the military department, established a supply route along the Mogollon Rim. This route became one of the first major roads in Arizona, and for decades was used as a supply and communications route, as well as a patrol route for monitoring the western Apache. Today, the original blazes can still be seen on the ponderosa pines lining the trail, as well as occasional traces of homesteads. The trail is multi-use and popular with equestrians and mountain bikers as well as hikers.

Location: The trail is 114 miles long, from Fort Verde to west of Cottonwood Wash.

Address: Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
PO Box 640
Springerville, AZ  85938
Phone: 928-333-4301

Season: May - November

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: fairly difficult hiking- consult a map to see which route suits your abilities the best.
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