Local Favorite — Doe Mountain Trail

By John Meyers (May 11, 2011) | Return to Blog

While enjoying your stay at Enchantment or Mii amo Spa, take advantage of our location by exploring some of the trails surrounding our resort. We are located at the mouth of Boynton Canyon, one of seven wilderness canyons comprising the Seven Canyons Area. There is a hike for everyone here – easy, moderate or strenuous (aka gnarly). One of my favorite little short hikes in the area is Doe Mountain, which is actually a mesa just about a mile west of the resort. Exit our front gate, turn right at the first stop sign and park at the second parking lot on your left, less than a mile away.

 The narrow trail zigzags up the northwest slope of the formation, landing you on top in about a half hour – a 467’ moderate climb. Walk over to the east side of the mesa and explore the red rock cliffs. Millions of years of erosion have carved out some unique rock sculptures here.  Great views loom to the east, with Thunder Mountain, Wilson Mountain and parts of the Mogollon Rim dominating the landscape – truly a magnificent payoff for a short hike. Great place to bring a lunch and find your own special spot on the red rock cliffs. Just remember they way you came up, because it is the only way down! 

This is a great choice for an early morning hike on a hot summer day, going up on the north side in the shade. By the time it gets hot – it’s all downhill.