Backcountry adventures arizona. Backcountry Adventures: Arizona by Peter Massey 2019-01-24

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backcountry adventures arizona

backcountry adventures arizona

For the well-prepared adventurer, this route is a two-day excursion through some of the most remote territory in Arizona. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. The trail meanders alongside Dry Creek for much of the way, and the pull-ins can be used for picnicking or just relaxing amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. For rock hounds, some nice specimens of pale banded agate can be found scattered in the region of Fourth of July Butte.

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3: Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

backcountry adventures arizona

This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. This moderate, narrow trail runs north from Vicksburg, close to the town site of Winchester, and past the Desert Queen Mine—one of the major gold-producing mines of the area. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface. This extremely scenic, moderately rated trail can be driven as a loop by combining it with Mazatzal Wilderness Trail. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. A final section around the epic Vermillion Cliffs National Monument will deliver you to the Utah border and route completion.

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona by Peter Massey

backcountry adventures arizona

Special Attractions: Gray Eagle Mine; Rugged, remote trail through the spectacular Buckskin Mountains; Rockhounding in old mine sites. Part of the time it runs in a narrow canyon with palo verde trees growing up the sides. The trail climbs up from Harshaw Road along Alum Gulch, past rugged, red mountain scenery. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. The trail is roughly graded dirt along its entire length. I really enjoy, however, looking at the old relics and equipment left by the early miners and homesteaders that I occasionally come across.

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Arizona Expeditions

backcountry adventures arizona

This moderate trail passes between two wilderness areas: Big Horn Mountains Wilderness to the south and Hummingbird Springs Wilderness to the north. The park offers excellent camping and picnicking facilities, with many areas to choose from. It may also have stream crossings at least 18 inches deep, involve rapid currents, unstable stream bottoms, or difficult access; steep slopes, loose surfaces, and narrow clearances; or very narrow sections of shelf road with steep drop-offs and potentially challenging road surfaces. Special Attractions: Parker Canyon Lake; Easy road linking Sonoita with Mexican Border Road. This easygoing trail passes through some spectacular, remote scenery east of the Agua Fria River as well as in the Agua Fria National Monument. Special Attractions: Scenic trail linking two major areas—the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and the Little Horn Mountains; Seldom-used, easy trail in the rugged Little Horn Mountains; Hovatter Mine mill site and homestead site.

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Trail Info: Backcountry Adventures AZ

backcountry adventures arizona

In the 1870s and 1880s, rustling cattle from Mexico for resale in Arizona was a common activity. One of the closest, the remains of the Dixie Mine, is only 0. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. It winds within the mountain range, passing the prominent Fourth of July Butte and Yellow Medicine Butte. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. Write-ups include histories of each ghost town and mining camp plus photos to identify animals and wildflowers.

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Backcountry Adventures Arizona: The Ultimate Guide to the Arizona ...

backcountry adventures arizona

This trail has either a rough, rutted surface, rocks up to 9 inches, mud and deep sand that may be impassable for inexperienced drivers, or stream crossings up to 18 inches deep. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. The trail leaves from paved Eagle Eye Road. This trail, close to Wickenburg, is popular with locals and visitors for its stunning, varied scenery and a rare chance to dip your toes in a desert river. It also offers glimpses of some of the famous rock formations and ruins, such as Spider Woman Rock and White House Ruin. .

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AZ Backcountry Adventures

backcountry adventures arizona

Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. This trail is for experienced four-wheel drivers only. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs. Special Attractions: Easy trail that runs along wide Hoodoo Wash; Historic Wilbanks Cabin; Can be combined with Bighorn Pass for a loop trail.

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Trail Info: Backcountry Adventures AZ

backcountry adventures arizona

In addition, there is a campground on Mingus Mountain. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs. This rock cairn commemorates the formation of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge on January 25, 1939. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. The Chuska Mountains are to the east of the valley, just across the state line in New Mexico. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures.

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