Tonto Gravity Riders Pinal Mountain Projects
Here you will find current up to date information regarding the Tonto Gravity Riders Projects on Pinal Mountain. Many of them include Trail Restoration Projects for fire damaged trails during the 2021 Telegraph Fire.
Six Shooter Trail
As of October 2021 we have started work on the Six Shooter Restoration Project. Our first wo trail days totaling 90hr of volunteer time spent helping in removal all deadfall from Six Shooter to prep for crews to spend valued time addressing some of the bigger issues instead of log outs. This project will last well into 2022 as there has been substantial damage to Six Shooter. Six Shooter will be our main focus as it is the pinnacle trail on Pinal Mountain and is also registered as a National Recreational Trail.
Restoration work will include cleaning up the tread from fire debris, fixing drainage issues, Re-establishing damaged tread, improving the visual corridor and making general improvements along the way.
Interested in being a part of this trail restoration then follow the link that applies below.
Ice House Trail
Productive hikes and Trail Restoration of Ice House Canyon Trail has started! Restoration includes cleaning the trail tread and the trail corridor. As we progress we will continue where we left off in 2021 prior to the Telegraph Fire with re-establishing tread and making drainage/trail improvements. Post Fire Assessment is Great! Aside from some erosion issues Ice House for the most part has made it through the Telegraph fire with minimal damage for the upper 2 miles. From Telephone Junction to Ice House CCC is still an unknown at this time. Interested in supporting this trail restoration then follow the link that applies below.
Kellner Canyon Trail
Coming December 2021 we will be kicking off the Kellner Canyon Restoration Project after our productive hikes to asses the damage and work ahead of us. Initial assessments shows promise that Kellner Canyon Trail overall received minimal fire damage from the Telegraph Fire and has continued to recover very well from the 2017 Pinal Fire. However the combination of the two fires has most definitely left a mark.
While this is a less traveled trail it is indeed one of the premier trails on Pinal Mountain providing unique view into the Copper District and has multiple historical artifacts strewn about. We look forward to doing the needed restoration work and general trail improving to draw in trail users once again.
Interested in being a part of this trail restoration and improvement then follow the link that applies below.
Trail System Master
Big Developments and ideas in the works. Have desires or dreams about recreational possibilities on Pinal Mountain?? We do! Lets see if they align!
Share your thoughts and send us an email and we will also share your thoughts with the local land managers and evaluate how TGR can help meet those needs. Local opinions are important.
Building for the future!!!!!!!