Mount Baldy
The Peak
Rank: #2 Summit Elevation: 11,403 ft. (top 200 ft. of summit is off-limits to hikers, by White Mountatin Apache Tribe regulations).
Vegetation: spruce, fir, aspens, lichen, and wildflowers Frequently Seen Animals: beaver, deer, elk, black bear.
Hiking Season: Summer, autumn  
The Trail
Name: West Baldy Trail #94 (starts at Sheep's Crossing) Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Length of Hike (r/t):  14 miles Trail Elevation Change: 2,203ft.
Water: Yes, West Fork of the Little Colorado River (non-potable) Trailhead Elevation: 9,000 ft.
Tips: The trail merges with the East Baldy trail at a saddle near the top of Mt. Thomas. The top of Mt. Baldy is on White Mountain Apache Tribe Land, and access is not permitted. We urge hikers to respect the tribe's sacred ground, and warn you that you can be fined for trespassing.
Hiking Permit Needed: None from the Forest Service. Hike ends at the Forest Service Boundary. Large fines can be levied for trespassing on White Mountain Apache Tribal land near summit. Maximum Group Size: 12
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: No.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted:  Yes. Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Steep drop-off  along trail. Bring warm clothing and raingear any time of year. Snowfields and drifts may block the trail as late as June. Please sign in at the trailhead register
The Drive
General Location: White Mountains in Eastern Arizona. Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Greer  
Directions: From HWY 260 between McNary and Springerville, go south on HWY 273, which becomes FR 113. Look for trailhead on right.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Big Lake NW, Mount Ord Office of Tourism Region: High Country
County: Apache Managing Agency: Springerville Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, P.O. Box 760, Springerville, AZ 85938, Voice: (928) 333-4372, TTY: (928) 333-6618. 
The summit of Mt. Baldy (which is off-limits) is managed by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Wildlife & Outdoor Recreation Division, P.O. Box 220, Whiteriver, AZ 85941, Phone: (928) 338-4385.
Web Site: For Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest:  For the White Mountain Apache Tribe: