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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Tonto National Forest
Town:
Fort McDowell, Arizona
Directions:
33.546946, -111.656692
Added:
January 08, 2019
Updated:
January 08, 2019
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47 '

Total Change
55 '

Ascent
55 '

Descent

The Phon D Sutton Lookout Trail at Tonto National Forest in Fort McDowell, Arizona is an easy 0.6 mile out-and-back hike that leads out to a lookout point above the Salt River.

The trailhead can be found at the staircase at the very end of Phon D Sutton Road. Take the staircase down and then take a right-hand turn. Follow the trail along the water until it starts to stray from the river. The trail will skirt past a large bluff before heading uphill to get a view of the area.

Wild horses: This trail can also be used to search for wild horses as the horses use this trail to drink from the river; however, it's not guaranteed you'll see a wild horse. The best time of day to see them is within the first couple of hours after sunrise or the first couple of hours before sunset.

Explore 11 trails near Fort McDowell, AZ
  1. Parking

    33.546946, -111.656692
  2. Main Trailhead

    33.547259, -111.65672
  3. View of the surrounding mountain range

    33.548119, -111.652047
    View of the surrounding mountain range
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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
January 08, 2019
Hiked on
January 05, 2019
Updated on
January 08, 2019
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
January 06, 2019
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