Cinch Hook - Payson, AZ
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Cinch Hook gravel pit, located on State Highway 87 and Highway 260 junction, is closed to entry for all visitors, including snowplay, for the entire winter season of 2011-2012. Problems with trash, sanitation, vandalism, and safe use of the area have prompted the closure by the Forest Service for public health and safety. Highways 87 and 260 are posted for no parking in the vicinity of Cinch Hook pit.
Cinch Hook is a popular forest area for winter/snow activities. Parking is limited (65-80 vehicles) and fills up quickly. Roadside parking in other areas is limited by narrow and steep shoulders.
Inflatables or light-weight plastic sledding are the only devices permitted. No snowboards, skis, wood or metal sledding devices are allowed. Jump, ramp, or berm building is forbidden.


Facilities: Cinch Hook gravel pit, located on State Highway 87 and Highway 260 junction, is closed to entry for all visitors, including snowplay, for the entire winter season of 2011-2012. There is a temporary outhouse on the premises. No trash service is provided, please pack it in/pack it out. The parking area is plowed and there is sufficient staff.

Best Time To Visit: Cinch Hook is open for weekend use from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm when snow conditions are met. There must be at least 10 inches of snow for the area to be opened.

Fees: No fees are charged.

Accessibility: This area is not accessible.

Rules: No snowboards, skis, wood or metal sledding devices are allowed. Jump, ramp, or berm building is forbidden.

Directions: To reach Cinch Hook from Payson, take Highway 87 about 17 miles north to Strawberry. Cinch Hook is located just 7.3 miles north of Strawberry. Strawberry is the closest town/services to Cinch Hook.

Map: Click here for a map to Cinch Hook

Reservations: Reservations are not needed or accepted to use Cinch Hook.

 
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