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Mingus Mountain Area

brochure Prescott - Mingus Mountain Area
A B C D E Cottonwood 89A Jerome Woodchute Wilderness To 260 p m Ca Woodchute Ver de 547 Wilderness 1 1 MINGUS MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREAS 338 U 89A tt co To Pres 338 101 54 54 8 96 25 2 Mingus Summit Picnic Area ! 5 53 5 10 7 104 36 Hang Glider Launch 5 Playground Group Campground 9 X! 104 Gate 3 Mingus Lake ! Picnic Area 5 l ! [ Viewpoint ! Vista A Mingus! 5! ! Fire Lookout [ Mingus 9 ! Campground 413 512 10 3N 4A 900 9003P 530 28 Mingus 104B £ Hwy 89A 3 8 53 F ! Woodchute Trailhead 106 550 6 9 ! Potato Patch Campground R 10 106 2 9 547 2 10 37 502 11 0 90 10 8 MINGUS MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA 11 1 4 413 Hwy. 89A Road Trail 90 National Forest 37 533 13 2 110 Private 5 Wilderness ! 5 9 ! l ! F ! ! [ ! 0 0.3 Campground Trailhead Hang Gliding Area Scenic Overlook 0.6 B C D 5 1.2 Miles PNF GIS March 2007 SRS A U Fishing Area = 40 ft contour interval 413 105 Picnic Area 4 E Trails Trail No. Name Map Grid Length (miles) Difficulty Access 108 Coleman D4 1.8 Difficult Travel on Forest Road (FR) 104 to FR 104A (right fork in Mingus Campground), then .5 mile to the trailhead near the radio facilities. This trail provides good views of the Verde Valley and red rock country above Sedona. Use caution on the steep portion of this trail as it may be eroded! 110 Gaddes Canyon Moderate Travel on Forest Road (FR) 104 to FR 104B (the lookout road). Follow FR 104B to .1 mile below the lookout; the trailhead is on the left. Provides an easy day hike from the campground to points overlooking Gaddes Canyon. Can be used with other trails to make a loop. C3-5 2.63 Activities Comments 533 Little Yeager A4-5 1.9 Moderate Travel on Forest Road (FR) 104 to FR 413. Then go southwest on FR 413 for 2.2 miles to the junction with FR 132. From there, take FR 132 to FR 105 and travel on FR 105 for .4 mile past the Trail 111 trailhead to the trailhead for Trail 533. 105 North Mingus D2 4.25 Moderate Travel on Forest Road (FR) 104 to Mingus Campground. Go left at the fork and the trailhead is near the hang glider site. Can be used with other trails to make a loop. This trail provides good views of Jerome, Cottonwood, and the Verde Valley. 106 View Point D2 1.9 Moderate Take Forest Road 104 to Mingus Campground. The trailhead is within the campground. No motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles are allowed. Provides good views of Cottonwood and the Verde Valley. 111 Yeager Cabin B4-5 1.9 Moderate Travel Forest Road (FR) 104 for 1.3 miles to FR 413. Go southwest on FR 413 for .8 mile to Trail 28, then .1 mile to the trailhead. Mainly used as a connection between Trails 28 and 533. This trail stays mostly in the ponderosa pine habitat. 28 Yeager Canyon Difficult Travel on Forest Road (FR) 104 for 1.3 miles to FR 413. Go west on FR 413 for .8 mile to the trailhead near the fenced wildlife watering device. This trail is on the west slope of Mingus Mountain with views of Lonesome Valley and the Prescott Valley area. Travel on Forest Road 106 for .3 mile to the trailhead. Park in the lot and follow the road about 1/2 mile to the trail. This trail accesses Woodchute Wilderness. No motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles, are allowed within wilderness. Chutes for logs once ran down the north side of the mountain. 102 Woodchute* A-B3 B1 2.0 2.3 Moderate *The Woodchute Trail (Trail 102) is within Woodchute Wilderness. Mechanized and motorized equipment are not allowed in wilderness areas. Enjoy this area by horseback or on foot only—no bicycles are allowed. As shown on the map, additional trail opportunities are in the area, but not described in the “Trails” table above. Please contact the Ranger District at (928) 567-4121 for more information about these trails. Mingus Mountain is considered one of the best hang glider and paraglider sites in the American West. The site is very popular for hang gliders and paragliders, and people who like to watch the sport. Forest Road 104 is dirt surfaced and is closed seasonally. During wet weather, this road can be very muddy. • Use care when visiting the scenic viewpoints—there are steep dropoffs. Watch small children in these areas at all times. • Day-use hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in Mingus Lake. • Cleaning or washing fish, animals, or food in drinking fountains or bathroom sinks is prohibited. • Mingus Lake is surrounded by private land so camping is prohibited. • Trash receptables are available. Dumping of any refuse brought in from private property is prohibited. • A one-half mile interpretive trail is in Mingus Campground. • There are no RV sanitary dump stations. • Two vehicles are allowed per campsite. A $5 user fee is required for the second vehicle. • The stay limit in campgrounds is 14 days in a 60-day period. • Camping equipment may not be left unattended for more than 24 hours. • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night after camping equipment is set up. • Potato Patch and Mingus Campgrounds are first-come, first-served. The Playground Group Campground may be reserved by calling 1-877-4446777. Campground and Day-Use Area Notes * Two sites are accessible. B2 Woodchute Trailhead D3 Mingus Picnic Area D3 Vista* B1 Summit Picnic Area* Mingus Lake Name 0 TH No 11 None TH Yes 6 No 6 None No 0 C3 No. of Tables Map Grid None No Toilets $5 $5 Drinking Water Activities Fee Day-Use Area and Trailhead ***Potato Patch Campground has one multifamily site in Loop A for $28 per night. ** Playground Group Campground offers a group charcoal grill and picnicking area. There are 4 fire pits and 13 tables scattered throughout the area. Fees are based on group size: 1-25 people = $75 per night; 26-50 people = $100 per night; 51-75 people = $125 per night; and 76-100 people = $150 per night. Maximum group size is 100 people. For reservations, call 1-877-444-6777. *Mingus Campground has a maximum RV length of 22 feet. Potato Patch*** Loop B Loop A Playground Group** Mingus* Loop E Loop A Name B1 C2 D3 Map Grid 28 Yes Yes 12 No Capacity of 100 19 28 sites 6 19 sites Yes Toilets May 1 to Nov. 1 No Yes Number of Sites May 1 to Nov. 1 No May 1 to Nov. 1 No Drinking Water Electricity Open Season No No Yes No No Reservation $18 $14 $75 to $150 $14 $10 Fee Campgrounds Welcome . . . to the Mingus Mountain Area United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southwestern Region RG-R3-09-7 Mingus Mountain Area Located high above the historic mining town of Jerome, nestled in the ponderosa pines, the Mingus Mountain area offers relatively cool summertime temperatures and scenic views of the Verde Valley, Sedona red rocks, Mogollon Rim and San Francisco Peaks. Elevations range from 7,000 feet at Potato Patch Campground to 7,500 feet at Mingus Campground. Verde Ranger District Prescott National Forest Your recreation fees produced this brochure. Thank you very much for your support! U.S . a Fee Are User Fees Fees at the Mingus Mountain area are collected under the Recreation Enhancement Act. Camping and user fees are used to improve facilities and services in this area. A $5 day-use fee is charged at developed day-use sites. Payment at one site allows use of all Prescott National Forest day-use sites for that day. All day-use sites are free on Wednesdays. Day-use passes are valid for 4 or 12 months and are honored at all Prescott National Forest dayuse sites. They are available for sale at all Prescott National Forest ranger stations. No fees are charged for visitors arriving on foot or bicycle. Mingus Lake Mingus Lake is a small lake enjoyed by many visitors to the Mingus Mountain area. The Arizona State Game and Fish Department periodically stocks Mingus Lake with rainbow trout. A State of Arizona fishing license and trout stamp are required for anglers age 14 and over. Remember: Boats are not allowed on Mingus Lake. For More Information, Contact . . . Prescott National Forest Verde Ranger District P.O. Box 670 Camp Verde, AZ 86322 Phone: (928) 567-4121 Or visit . . . www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott/ The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY). 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