Buckhorn Trail

Camp Verde, Arizona

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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.
Hiking Northern Arizona

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Hiking Northern Arizona

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)

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.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Camp Verde
Distance: 4.6
Elevation Gain: 1,130 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best fall, winter, spring
Trailhead Elevation: 4,100 feet
Top Elevation: 5,200 feet
Local Contacts: Beaver Creek Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Walker Mountain; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Buckhorn Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/5/2009
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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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May 2018