Barbershop Trail

Forest Service Road 137
Payson, AZ 85541

Barbershop Trail No. 91

The rather unique name for this trail comes from a sheepherder who once lived in the area and was as good at clipping his fellow herders as he was at shearing woolies.

Barbershop Trail meanders through a pleasant region of open forests and shallow canyons and provides an excellent place to enjoy a woodland stroll or a weekend backpack. You'll find a wide variety of tree species here, including maple, aspen and oak, scattered among the more typical ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The high proportion of deciduous trees makes this trail an especially colorful place in the fall, but there's plenty of wildlife to see at all seasons of the year. Watch for wild turkey, mule deer and elk. There are black bear in the area too, but they're much harder to see. Especially while you're so busy enjoying the scenery.

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