Pueblo Canyon Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
#50 of 120 trails in

Pueblo Canyon Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roosevelt, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.2 miles
3,494 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips



no shade

historic site

7 months ago

Trail is hard to get to without a 4wd. Recently a fallen boulder on the road has made it difficult to pass without a narrow 4wd. Full size truck will not make it. Trail is difficult. Very quick elevation gain and after the first section of old mining road it gets pretty overburden with bush and trees. Once you reach the cliff shelf you will follow it around the canyon. Be careful as downed trees and fallen leaves can hide an easy way to an unwanted fall. Eventually you will come to a old mine, and then the first ruin. We set camp by the ruin and used two trees to set hammocks. I would drop packs here and only take what is needed on. You keep following the path till the edge of the inner canyon where you pass behind a amazing waterfall. We filtered water here. Follow the path to the rest of the ruins on the other side of the canyon. It was well worth the burden!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This trail takes you through high desert brush to lush ferns to some of the best preserved ruins I've seen. Doing this hike in the right time of year is crucial because of the heat. I would also rate it on the harder side of moderate, if not just straight hard. Some of the trail takes you along steep faces and cliff edges, some of which had pretty loose dirt. All in all, with the added historical significance, this hike exceeds expectations.