The Best Mogollon Rim Map; by ADVENTURE iDIAZ
Updated: Feb 10
THE MAJESTIC MOGOLLON RIM
Arizona's MOGOLLON RIM [moh-guh-yohn] is one of America’s most scenic icons offering breath taking, hundred-mile views with thousand-foot drop-offs throughout its southern edge. High elevations with timbered mountains meandering into dozens of canyons with rivers and streams are found in its heartland. In the high elevations, there are Engelman spruce, white fir, Douglas fir, quaking aspen, and towering ponderosas which eventually blend into the pinyon juniper belts at the lower elevations and numerous open meadows are found throughout the area. Most rivers and streams are located along the bottom of beautiful timbered canyons across this entire region.
The Mogollon Rim is the number one recreation area in Arizona offering fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, off roading, and the Mogollon Rim Map by ADVENTURE iDIAZ is the most comprehensive map you'll find; compact, field ready, exceptional design, multi-sourced road names, extensive water sources, highly water resistant and is a detailed topographic map of the Mogollon Rim.
The rim is often mispronounced as in, the Mongolian Rim Map [mong-goh-lee-uhn] ; but the correct pronunciation is Mogollon Rim [moh-guh-yohn].
This majestic Arizona rim offers outstanding trout fishing in lakes rivers and streams with mainly rainbow and brown trout. There are small populations of brook, cutthroat and other species as well. The most popular bodies of water produce trophy-class fish include, Blue Ridge Reservoir, Knoll Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake. Popular fishing methods include: trolling with lures, fly-fishing with sinking line, bead head wooly buggers and other presentations. Popular streams include: Tonto, Chevelon, Christopher, Canyon, East Verde, Horton and Haigler. Common fishing methods for these streams include: spinners and spoons on ultralight spinning tackle. Fly fishing with wet or dry fly techniques prove most effective.
This prized region is famed for trophy elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, turkey as well as small game and water fowl species. The elk populations produce Boon and Crockett trophies consistently which are found in the entire region. Mule deer are also plentiful but are more common in the transition zones. Bear and mountain lion populations fluctuate and are highly elusive and therefore seldom seen. Turkey are mainly and commonly found in the higher elevations with mature timber. The small game animals include: squirrel, rabbit, coyote, fox, and more. Ducks and geese are the more common waterfowl which are found at lakes, tanks and other water sources. Please contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department for regulations and guidelines. Whatever your game, this Arizona Hunting Map will help you plan your hunting adventure.
The Mogollon Rim offers developed and primitive camping sites. Most lakes are developed with facilities such as: Knoll Lake, Blue Ridge Reservoir, Woods Canyon Lake , Willow Springs Lake, and Chevelon Lake. Primitive camping is available throughout the region, however, it is necessary to check with the National Forest for closures, restrictions, and road conditions. Our Mogollon Rim Recreation Map will help you locate and find you way to these camping facilities; marked clearly with the camp icons.
The ADVENTURE iDIAZ Mogollon Rim Hiking Map is popular because of the spectacular rim scenery and the dozens of trails which are offered throughout the rim region. The two famous historical trails are the General Crook and the Highline National Trails; both offer mind blowing scenery. The Fred Haught, Houston Brothers and Barbershop trails are among the gems of Arizona; they surround the Blue Ridge Reservoir area which boast high elevations and thick vegetation. The General Crook National Trail primarily hugs the edge of the rim from the East to the West with thousand-foot drop-offs. This trail was used in early Arizona history by General Crook for a supply and transportation route from Fort Whipple during the conflict with the Apache tribes. It was constructed in 1872 by mule-train teams and through tremendous labor. After its completion in 1874 the first wagon trains with supplies drove through this now historic trail and national treasure.
The Highline National Trail was developed in 1870 and was used by the pioneers to link home steads and ranches. It was an interconnection of almost 30 miles of trails located just below the rim, some of which were already in use by natives and early explorers.
Mogollon Rim off road map opportunities are found throughout with miles upon miles of trails. To explore the rim, a high clearance 4x4 vehicle is mandatory due to primitive roads and weather conditions. Please check the Coconino, Tonto and the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest for their restrictions before your adventure. Roads open and close without notice. Please observe and respect road signs.
Remember that public lands are subject to leasing and other changes. It is advised to obtain local and forestry information from a Forest Service office or other public land agency. Contact the appropriate land management agency for the most current information.
If you're a hunter, fisherman, hiker, biker, camper, skier all-round outdoors-man, or just love getting out in your 4x4, our Mogollon Rim Map has been made with great passion, excellence, and with an eye for beautiful design. A multi-source approach to information gathering ensures rich content on these easy-to-use cartographic images. Our Arizona Hunt Unit Maps, Arizona Off Road Maps, Arizona Recreation Maps, will assist you in planning outdoor recreation and help you create wonderful memories you'll cherish for years to come.
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