Trails, Parks & Recreation
The Arizona Trail
The Arizona Trail passes just 6 miles west of San Manuel by road where it crosses Webb Road. It stretches from Utah to Mexico and is 800 miles long. The trail brings adventure to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians.
The American Flag Trailhead is just off Mount Lemmon Road onto American Flag Ranch Road about 3/10ths of a mile.
Coronado National Forest
Oracle State Park
Hike on 15 miles of trails, find equestrian trails, bring a picnic and tour a historic ranch house. The park is a designated ‘dark sky’ area for stargazing. Also, it can accommodate group gatherings and hosts various events. Has an entrance fee.
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness ‘west trailhead’ is 32 miles from San Manuel.
Permits must be purchased beforehand for this 19,410 acre wilderness area. Getting there: Go aproximately 9 miles north of Mammoth on 77, turn right onto Aravaipa Rd (same as college). It is then just over 12 miles on this mostly primitive road. (92805 E Aravaipa Rd, Winkelman, AZ 85192)