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Had a great day going across to Sheep Bridge and back to Cave Creek. Worth seeing!

off road driving
5 months ago

Took Bloody Basin Road from I-17 all the way to Sheep Bridge and back. 4wd is not necessary but be prepared for a long drive. Plenty of spots to stop and take pics, take a break for lunch or camping areas and the last 1/4 before Sheep Bridge gets kinda rocky/bumpy so your speed will slow down. Sheep bridge is a great place to wander and explore.

off road driving
6 months ago

I liked driving off road here but the roads were not clearly marked.

scenic driving
10 months ago

took bloody basin from the 17 to Sheep bridge intersecting 7 springs. took 7 springs back into town. nice drive, 2wd friendly

off road driving
Monday, January 25, 2016

Great day trip. Probably good idea to have high clearance but 4WD not usually needed.

off road driving
Monday, November 30, 2015

Finished the last 1/3 of Cave Creek, all of Bloody Basin (FR269), to I-17 in the dark... in my Kia Sorento. I need to go back through int he daylight to get some photos of the view; which I imagine must be spectacular.

on Verde Rim Loop Trail

hiking
Monday, October 06, 2014

I have only hiked a very short portion of the Verde Rim Trail #161 in order to complete a loop that included Nelson Trail #159 to Willow Springs Trail #12 to Verde Rim Trail #161 to Pine Mountain Trail #14 to Nelson Trail #159. While I cannot review the whole trail end to end, I can say that the views were terrific. The hike follows along the rim. If you are interested in the loop I have reviewed the other trails as well. If you hike the Verde Rim trail, make sure not to miss the side trail up to the top of pine mountain. It is mark with a small sign between the Willow Springs and Pine Mountain trails. It is not far from the top of the Pine Mountain trail.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finished drive today between Cave Creek Rd (FR24)', west on Bloody Basin (Fr269) to I-17. Road was in worse shape than expected. Many ruts and signs of recent erosion. Scenery is nice. Not many other vehicles, but this was a weekday in the winter so that's not a big surprise. Will do again, but will plan for more time to complete the trip.

off road driving
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Long ATV ride! Take extra fuel, water and proper clothing! The hot-spring is hidden down the hill, north of the sheep bridge in the reeds. Only saw one other vehicle on the way in.

off road driving
9 days ago