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Saguaro Lake Cove

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Location Mesa, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 3.7mi
Time 1hr

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Trail ends at waters edge.

This is the quickest and simplest way to get to the first beach cove along the north shore of Saguaro Lake. Unlike the beach at Butcher Jones Recreation Site, this cove is free. You can picnic for a day or camp overnight. Just make sure you pack out all trash and leave the beach better than you find it. Staging is available at the start after you pass through the massive gate into Rolls OHV Area. Gate opens from sunup to sundown.


Trail Ratings Defined

With the exception of two steep hills getting over a ridge, most of this trail is just easy soft sand. To get down and up the hill at Wpt. 05, you must have 4WD and excellent articulation. Erosion of steep hills will continue, so difficulty may increase.






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(480) 610-3300Tonto N.F., Mesa Ranger District

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Trail Updates

To access coves please use Rolls OHV West (#47) and Rolls OHV East (#48).

Submitted by Keith
Entrance is still closed.

Submitted by Susan
The entrance has been closed since covid last year. Still closed

Submitted by David
Can’t get into the coves via the butcher jones gates. The gate is closed for the foreseeable future.

Tonto National Forest has removed the temporary closure due to the fires for this trail. Road conditions may have changed, don’t go alone.

Submitted by Joshua
Closed until the end of March 2021.

Tonto National Forest temporary closure. Due to the Bush fire, this area has restrictions. Read forest order here. For updates go to N.F. website for alerts and notices.


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