Coles' Cabin

Coles’ Cabin

Today we drove a short distance past where the blacktop ends on Senator Highway and parked by Campsite #5. We walked a half mile on Forest Road 78 and continued about 0.4 of a mile on Groom Creek Loop Trail #307. The trailhead is at 6,440 feet. This is a pretty trail through the pines. A short detour at our turnaround spot revealed Coles’ cabin, built with logs and caulking. If we had continued on this trail, it would have intersected with the Isabella Trail. The trail’s namesake, Colonel Bob Groom (1824-1899), surveyed the townsite of Prescott and served in the 1st Arizona Territorial Legislature.