Recreation User Group2020-04-20T19:53:05+00:00

The Recreation Users Group (RUG) was formed at the suggestion of Tonto National Forest officials to engage the users and community to help develop a more sustainable and complete multi-use recreation plan for an area bounded, in part, by Picket Post Mountain, the Town of Superior, and Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden, Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

The RUG, a subcommittee of the Community Working Group (CWG) of Superior, is designed to resolve conflicts, make better decisions that incorporate the interests and concerns of all affected users, and meet the needs of Tonto National Forest decision-makers.

The RUG includes hikers, mountain bikers, miners, climbers, business people, horse riders, ranchers, off highway vehicle drivers, explorers, Town of Superior leaders, birders, hunters, campers, National Forest planners and experts, and others who live in and care about this part of Arizona.

The group has proposed a comprehensive recreation plan to the Tonto National Forest – consisting of 55 miles of new and existing trails – that will likely be only the first step in an eventual larger scenario for an area that is destined to grow as one of the Southwest’s premier playgrounds.

Recreation User Group Documents

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RUG Small Group Meeting #35 July 9, 2021

A small group meeting was held to discuss post-fire restoration and the new START initiative introduced the by Forest Service. Download PDF Summary

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