Lower Raptor Hill and Bones Loop is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clarkdale, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length8.1 miElevation gain623 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingRunningViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeNo shadeFee
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Dead Horse Ranch State Park charges an entrance fee of $7/vehicle. Visitors entering on foot or bicycle are $3.

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Kevin Ryan
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Horseback riding
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Dave Haller
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Hiking

Enjoyed very much. Good trail surface.

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James Ottaviani
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Mountain biking

from rock drop offs to fluid trail.

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Tidesmanian Devil
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Hiking

When combined with decent of bones on way back (counterclockwise) this is a nice, easy, but scenic hike. Nice sunset if you time it right!

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Chris Tidroski
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No shadeRocky

Nice view of Cottonwood, Jerome and Mingus for most of the trail. Some areas are poorly labeled with several branches and no signage. Had to use a combination of the map provided by Dead Horse Ranch and Google maps to figure it out. Luckily the was pretty decent cellular data throughout. We did the lower 3ish mile loop with our 4 year old and dog. Not too strenuous, but lots of sun exposure with very little shade.

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Ema Gorun
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HikingNo shade

Lower Raptor- Bones - Rust Bucket - Lower Raptor. Would be a great mountain biking trail - esp going clockwise. Very easy and slight very gradual climb. Pretty wildflowers, nice views, clear trail.

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John Todd
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Lower Raptor and Bones Loop was excellent Mtn biking. A few gnarly rock ledges here and there but great fun. Great views, nice rolling terrain and lovely desert vegetation. Not a beginners trail.

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Eric Haag
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Hiking

Just OK, nothing too special about it. There were constant views of a snow covered Mingus and occasional views of a distant Tuzigoot both of which were nice, but there was really nothing of interest on or near the trail itself. I encountered 1 other hiker and about a dozen bikes, so it seems like it may be more popular with the mountain bikers.

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Zach Phelan
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Hiking

Gentle loop trail with great valley views.

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Scott Nelson
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Hiking

The trail has no shade, did not do both trails. At about 1.58 miles from Raptor TH there is a fork, if you go to the left in about .4 miles you connect up with the lower section of Raptor making it a 4.27 mile loop. Good views of the valley through out the hike, better trail for 3 seasons out of the year.

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Rebecca Magee
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Hiking

Start early in the morning if you do this trail in the summer. We tried yesterday but had to abort due to the heat. This morning we got up early and hit the trail just after 6, getting done before 10, which was just in time. Great views of Tuzigoot, Jerome, and the mountains.

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Jason Dodd
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Hiking

Well maintained easy to follow with plenty of trail markers along the way.

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T & J Holmes
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Hiking

There is a gate 1 mile from the parking lot, which is where we turn around on this trail.

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Eduardo Montemayor
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Mountain biking
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Wonderful trail. It has parts that are difficult, and at least for me it was best just to walk them.

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Jeff Macklin
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Hiking
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Lori Long
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Hiking
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Kirt Furbush
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Skiing
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Dave Schoeller
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Hiking
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Tom Kenemore
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Hiking
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Tom Kenemore
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Hiking
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Charles T
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Hiking
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Jet Foley
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Hiking
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Brandon Booker
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Hiking
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David villagrana
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Mountain biking
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Michael Owen
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Hiking
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Brian Walker
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Hiking
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Matthew Hodson
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Hiking
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Theresa Cullen
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Hiking
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Kat Black
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