Buckhorn Trail

Camp Verde, Arizona 86322

Buckhorn Trail

Buckhorn Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This hike takes you up a rarely used trail to the Mogollon Rim, with expansive views of the Verde Valley. The Verde Valley (verde means “green” in Spanish) to the west was named by the members of Coronado’s Spanish expedition, which explored Arizona in the early 1540s.

After their long, hot journey from Mexico City through the Sonoran desert, the Verde Valley, with its river and several permanent streams, must have been a relief. The valley and the surrounding canyons contain numerous cliff dwellings, pueblos, and other ruins left by the Sinagua people about 900 years ago."

Buckhorn Trail Reviews

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I do not recommend trying to find this trail. You can easily get to the trailhead but fences & landmarks have changed since the trail was reported and it is virtually impossible to follow the directions.

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Trail Information

Camp Verde
Nearby City
1,130 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Best fall, winter, spring
4,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,200 feet
Top Elevation
Beaver Creek Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Walker Mountain; Coconino National Forest
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018