Ghost of the Coyote is the best name I have ever seen for a trail. Texas really liked to name trails “Golden Warbler Trail,” I’ve hiked at least 4 different Golden Warbler Trails and to the best of my minimal bird-watching knowledge have not seen this endangered species on any of them. Sure – I didn’t see any Ghost Coyotes on this trail – but isn’t that the point of it being a ghost? There was a bit of coyote scat…so that is probably close enough.
This trail is located in the White Mountain Trail System in Arizona and its interesting in that multiple sources disagree on length. The WMTS website seems to think it is 16 miles, another source says 13 miles, and the Forest Service (the trail is located in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest) says 15 miles.
Well – in order to add to the confusion, my GPS says 14 miles. Although – I did take two unmarked spurs that lead to great vistas. Which lends credence to the 13 mile number.