Bloody Basin Road

EASY 8 reviews
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Bloody Basin Road is a 29.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Black Canyon City, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, scenic driving, and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

29.8 miles
4,028 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving


26 days ago

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

off road driving
4 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.

scenic driving
9 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.

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
6 days ago