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Big Bonito Trail #T36

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Length

4.7 Miles 7.6 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

Elevation

1,556' 474 m

Ascent

-24' -7 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

9,367' 2,855 m

High

7,829' 2,386 m

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A nice trail along Bonito Creek through pine trees.

John Haigis

Overview

This trail is within the White Mountain Wilderness Area and wilderness area rules apply.
Features: Cave — River/Creek

Description

The trailhead is shared by Big Bonito and Argentina Canyon trails. Head southwest out of the parking lot to follow Big Bonito Trail #T36. The trail follows a mostly packed dirt path with the occasional root or rock outcropping. As the trail climbs the valley, it parallels Bonito Creek crossing it several times. There is a cave on the left not too far from the trailhead; we didn't explore it—there are black bear in the area!

About 1.3 miles from the trailhead, you'll reach a junction with Little Bonito Trail #T37; Little Bonito Trail #T37 heads west (right), while Big Bonito Trail #T37 turns left to head south up another drainage. The trail follows the unnamed creek uphill for about 0.5 miles before it reaches another junction, this time with Aspen Trail #T35. Stay right to continue on Big Bonito Trail #T36, which veers to the west up the drainage. The grade gradually increases, but never gets too steep, as it climbs to meet Crest Trail (#25) near White Horse Hill.

Flora & Fauna

Pine trees. Mule deer, elk, and black bear are in the area.

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