Blue Primitive Area Trails Award

Sponsoring Council

Grand Canyon

Award Dimensions

7'' x 8'' w/ segments

Summary

Backpack through the Blue Primitive Area, which is in east-central Arizona between State Highway 666 and the New Mexico border and contains some of Arizona's most remote mountain country. It is named for the Blue River which flows north and south through the center of the area. It is similar in ruggedness to the White Mountains to the west and is also a three season area.

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External Reference (where applicable)

Detailed Requirements

HORSE RIDGE, BEAR MOUNTAIN, STRAY HORSE CREEK, BLUE RIVER, PUEBLO PARK, KELLY'S ARCH SEGMENTS 


1. The Blue Range Primitive Area is in east-central Arizona between State Highway 666 and the New Mexico border and contains some of Arizona's most remote mountain country. 


2. It is named for the Blue River which flows north and south through the center of the area. 


3. It is similar in ruggedness to the White Mountains to the west and is also a three season area. 


4. Hikes range in length from 22 to 42 miles and from 3800 to 9100 feet in elevation. 


5. YOU MUST CONTACT THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE BEFORE TAKING ANY OF THESE HIKES AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS. 


Note: USGS maps do not have trail numbers. You will need USFS Apache-Sitraves National Forest Map, obtained at Forest Service Ranger Stations. This map covers all the hikes in this series.



Requirements:

1. You must be a registered Boy Scout or Scouter.


2. All hikes must be supervised by a minimum of two adults (at least one must be over 21) with at least two adults for each 12 boys.


3. Awards will be denied for misconduct.


4. All of these trails are within the Coronado National Forest. Contact the appropriate office well in advance of your trip for information and details on hiking and/or camping on your trek.

United States Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

300 West Congress

Tucson, AZ. 85701

(602) 629-6483


5. Hikes must be completed. Weather, trail closure, tired boys or leaders who cannot go on, equipment failure, etc., may make it wise to stop short of completing these hikes, but do not justify granting the awards.


6. Individual "Trail Logs" describing what you did and what you saw must be signed by the Trek Leader and submitted with your High Adventure application.


7. Only one Patch or Medal will be issued to each participant.


8. Wearing Awards. Trail award patches may be displayed on the jacket, pack, camping gear or worn as a temporary insignia on the right shirt pocket. Medals may be worn on the left breast pocket to the left of the Eagle Badge on the Scout Uniform. Use Cub Scout Den numerals on trail medals as "repeater" numbers for those earning trail medals more than once.

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