Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

Pinto Creek Bridge (I)


Date:Destination:Pinto Creek Bridge
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:Top of the World
Approx hike distance in miles:6.5Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:530Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1000Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.355158,-110.980009


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:EasyWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trail Head:NoGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a long out-and-back hike on a scenic segment of old US 60 with big rocks, trees and gorgeous views. The original bridge was in use from 1900-1949, and is still completely intact. It is of earthen construction with a long brick culvert. Bring water and a snack.


Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right (east) and follow to Hwy 79. Turn left (north) on 79 and follow to Hwy 60. Turn right onto 60 East toward Globe/Superior. Drive approximately 24 miles on 60 East to Top of the World. Just past mile post 236, Hwy 60 curves to the left, with a large gravel parking lot on the right. Pull into lot. The hike begins after crossing the cattle guard.