Best Time To Visit: Big Lake Lookout Trail is open April through November, depending on snowpack.
Fees: There are no fees associated with this trail.
Accessibility: This trail is not handicap accessible.
Rules: This trail is within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; forest regulations apply.
Directions: To reach the Big Lake Lookout Trail from Springerville, travel west on State Highway 260 3 miles to State Highway 261. Go south on Highway 261 17 miles to forest Route 113. Go south on Forest route 113 3 miles to Forest Route 115. Go west on Forest Route 115 1 mile to Forest Route 559 and Rainbow campground. The trail can be accessed from Loop D in Rainbow campground.
Map: Click here for a map to Big Lake Lookout Trail
Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to use Big Lake Lookout Trail.