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October 02, 2022, 0700 to 1500 (??)

"Four Peaks Road to El Oso Road with Visit to the Tonto National Monument"

Beeline Highway to SR-188

Your hosts--Amanda and Phil

We will meet at the Shell Station at Beeline Highway and McDowell Road at 7 am for a 7:15 rollout.

Photo by P. Ryder

We'll head north on the Beeline Highway (SR-87) to a right turn onto dirt at Four Peaks Road (across the road from the Sycamore Recreation Area). Many of you will recognize this as the entrance to "The Rolls" OHV Area. We will follow Four Peaks Road (FS-143) to the base of the Peaks, and descend east down the backside of Four Peaks on El Oso Road to Hwy 188. As we make our way back to the Valley, we'll make a stop at the Tonto National Monument. Admission is $10, and as this is one of the few ruins you can guide yourself through, it is well worth that price. We'll then head through Globe and back to the Valley via Hwy US-60 W.

This is not an out-&-back, nor a loop, as we will not be ending where we started from.

This is a dirt road that MAY require high clearance and 4WD (road conditions can change quickly during Monsoon Season), though in most cases an AWD vehicle should handle this run as it is all improved dirt road. Plan on the potential for thunderstorms in the afternoon.

We will be traveling in the opposite direction as the arrows indicate. Of course, right?

GPX Track here

(right-click and download to your desktop to load onto your GPS device)

Information on Tonto National Monument

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