Tonto National Forest
Globe Ranger Station
7680 South Six Shooter Canyon Road
Globe, Arizona 85501
The Pinal Mountains are, and always have been, central to the inhabitants of this area. They are a true oasis surrounded by a harsh desert. For centuries their water, flora, and fauna have sustained human life. Today they are a part of the Tonto National Forest and retain much of their early character. Their rugged beauty is a much-appreciated factor of the "good life" in this area.
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In Globe, Arizona, off U.S. Route 60, turn at the sign to the Globe Ranger Station. Continue following signs to the Globe Ranger Station for 1.6 miles to Icehouse Canyon Road and the Pinal Recreation Area sign. Turn right onto Icehouse Canyon Road and drive 1.8 miles to the stop sign at the junction of Forest Route 112 and 55 (Kellner Canyon Road). Turn right onto Kellner Canyon Road (Forest Route 55) and drive 2.9 miles to the Pinal Mountain sign (Forest Route 651 and 55). Turn left onto Forest Route 651 and drive 10.3 miles to the Pinal Mountain Recreation Area.
Note: The access route turns into dirt 2 miles from the turnoff onto Kellner Canyon Road and stays that way to the campground. Forest Route 651 is single lane with turnouts.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 33 17.066N; 110 49.292W
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