Explore the most popular scenic driving trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing nature and beauty, but beware the cholla cactus! Some parts of the trail are better/safer than others. I love hiking here, but I do get worried about rattlers sometimes.

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rocky
3 days ago

great trail. can be easy, or hard. whatever your pleasure.

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4 days ago

Moderate to easy trail

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6 days ago

great ride, explore the cave at fish creek bridge

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9 days ago

Four of us ran the trail - 2- Mavericks, 2 - Razors. No issues completed it in four hours. A ton of fun.

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muddy
rocky
10 days ago

make sure you have 4x4 for this, on the switchbacks side going down make sure its not muddy, you'll go down sideways...

hiking
13 days ago

Super hike with consistently gorgeous views to the north/northeast. We came from Prescott. Road up Mingus was a-ok! (4x4 recommended). Loved the descent; about to head on up! (Jan. 9, started 2pm)

off road driving
20 days ago

A very good ride and yes there are some difficult areas however a vehicle with ground clearance should be fine. There are a number of difficult areas however each one had a bypasses. the first time I drove up in a Polaris Ranger with 12" of ground clearance and I was fine.
A friend said no your to low you will never make it, well I did with no problems. We had a great time and once to the top you will be surprised what up there.

Did this hike December 30. Happy we did it clockwise! Snow and ice made it interesting on the way down. This trail gets narrow and rocky. Hike was moderate in 20 to 30 degree temps. I cant imagine it during the heat of summer. Gonna try though. the elevation changes are intense and rocky. Amazing views! Best hike so far.
Info- road to trailhead was closed, hike in is about 1.5 miles. Total hike was 7 miles. Took right at 3 hrs.

Great views from Cave Creek to bridge. Air down tires to make it a little bit smoother. Be prepared for blind corners/turns.

off road driving
1 month ago

Most of this trails isn’t too bad but you have to go slow. There are however two challenging spots. 1) Going through the river when you get to the area of the road under construction and on private land, not sure it will be open to public again. 2) About 4 to 4.5 miles out there is a major rock obstacle and very difficult when wet/muddy. We traveled by ourselves but had to stop here as there were several convoys queued up trying to cross (lots of high centering and rock stacking) and luckily everyone provided assistance. I would recommend a second vehicle and tow straps else you may have to turn around so near to the end. Great ride though, I’d do it again! I think my lady now understands the importance of getting the lift I want too, bonus! ;)

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1 month ago

Took this trail again into Sedona. Always great view and great scenes. Trail isn't challenging and is perfect to test the new shoes we put on the Jeep.

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1 month ago

Very good scenic trail. Goes up quite high so bring a jacket. Lower trails will soon be closed down so enjoy it while you can

off road driving
1 month ago

Spent a great day in Prescott and decided to take the long way home back to the Valley. This trail is well maintained, wonderful scenery but can take a fair amount of time to travel. Most parts are not tricky but you will have to slow down most of the way in the deep forest. This road to Crown King will take a few hours but well worth it.

Awesome trail. Make sure you have high clearance.

off road driving
1 month ago

Loved this off road drive! It was beautiful and there were lots of butterflies. It was a bit nerve-wracking to hear gun shots and not know where they were shooting since there were bushes in the way. Most people were shooting right off the road though where they can be seen.

Great loop drive! You can spend an hour or all day...

Good ride!!! We did it on Quads. (TRX400) Started on I-17 and Table Mesa Rd and rode to Seven Springs campgrounds and back. Took about 4 1/2 hours and we stopped a bunch of times and also had lunch. Ride is extremely Rocky so take your time in some areas so you don't tear up your bikes. There was about 3 or 4 water crossings along the way, all are very doable. at most a foot of water. Great views and saw a couple deer. There's multiple side roads along the way, but we didn't explore only because we didn't know how much gas the trip would take. Next time we'll take a couple of them. Passed a few Jeep's and a few side by sides. Would definitely do it again.
December 2 2018

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trail! Any stock jeep can make it. We did about a 40 mile loop in about 3 hours. Definitely need your maps. Washes were damp and some puddles still around from Thursday night rain. Great views from Montana Mountain.

off road driving
1 month ago

I drove the trail after a rain and it was challenging. The views were amazing and worth the effort. Make sure you are prepared for rapidly changing conditions.

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1 month ago

We did the entire training!min our stock 2018 Jeep JL Rubicon. We high centered on one obstacle but ultimately moved passed it. We also saw there was some construction on the trail making it a bit more challenging at the river section. It was very challenging and at the end of the day, this was the trail that told us it's time to invest in a lift.

Give it a go if your up for an adventure. Don't be fooled, the gentleman in the stock F-150 Platinum had to turn around :(. This is a true high clearance 4x4 trail.

Came up in Jeep Libery and Chevy Tahoe. the road was definitely more challenging than it has been anytime I have done it in past. We made it up with minor damage to some of the vehicles in our group.

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1 month ago

I don’t know how to get here?

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2 months ago

This was my first time EVER off roading and I am so proud of myself for completing it in my stock '17 Jeep Rubicon at NIGHT (sunglasses drop). It was both fun and scary at times, an amazing experience. I learned so much on this trail and I can't wait to go back.

Great trail with several places to stop along the way. Awesome beautiful lake views.

Much of the views are looking Southwest into the sun in early morning.

Much of the views are looking into Southwest into the in early morning.

We’ve done this drive twice now (in a Chevy Malibu) and we just love it! Next time we’re coming back to do the arch trail hike!

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