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Mazatzal Wilderness

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Recommended Routes in Mazatzal Wilderness - 1

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Favorite We are headed to the saddle on the right.
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Mazatzal Peak Loop

15.1 mi 24.4 km 2,868' Up 874.13 m Up 2,841' Down 865.98 m Down

Payson, AZ

Mazatzal Wilderness Running

  • 74 Miles 119 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mazatzal Wilderness - 5

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14.0 mi 22.6 km #1AZT - Passage 24 - Red Hills
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
Payson, AZ
21.8 mi 35.0 km #2AZT - Passage 23 - Mazatzal Divide
Intermediate/Difficult
Tonto Basin, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Tonto Basin, AZ
6.2 mi 9.9 km #3Barnhardt Trail #43
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Payson, AZ
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Y Bar Trail #44
Difficult
Payson, AZ
Difficult
Payson, AZ
11.3 mi 18.2 km #5AZT - Passage 25 - Whiterock Mesa
Intermediate
Payson, AZ
Intermediate
Payson, AZ

Photos of Mazatzal Wilderness - 17

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We are headed to the saddle on the right.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ
A cactus garden along the trail. Barnhardt Trail has many such gems. In early fall, it is in the shade most of the morning as well.
Oct 2, 2018 near Payson, AZ
A beautiful sunrise, after camping out near the intersection of Barnhardt Tr and AZT.  Good water at Chilson Spring.
Oct 2, 2018 near Payson, AZ
Barnhardt Falls puts on a beautiful display in March of 2017.
Mar 14, 2017 near Payson, AZ
This area was subject to fire a few years ago. Although there are few large trees remaining, the snags can be quite beautiful.
Sep 23, 2018 near Tonto B…, AZ
This tree offers an excellent look into the area's history of wildfire. The area is recovering, but as of March 2017 it's still mostly bushes.
Mar 14, 2017 near Payson, AZ
Look at the new spring box at Chilson spring.  No water anyplace else nearby, but the spring box was full.  Thanks to the team that recently installed this.
Oct 3, 2018 near Payson, AZ
This is the "good" part of the Y Bar Basin Trail with the small, not the large rocks.
Apr 18, 2016 near Payson, AZ