Jerome-Perkinsville Road

Chino Valley, Arizona

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This graded dirt road travels through fascinating scenery between Perkinsville and the former ghost town of Jerome. The trail travels on ridge tops and on a section of the old United Verde & Pacific Railroad grade as it makes its final descent into Jerome. The trail, which also forms part of the Great Western Trail, is roughly graded along its length, although a few rough spots make it more suitable for high-clearance vehicles. Special Attractions: Many varied views, including the Woodchute Wilderness, Jerome, and the Verde Valley; Route follows a section of the historic United Verde & Pacific Railroad; Rockhounding for Perkinsville agate. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.

Jerome-Perkinsville Road Professional Review and Guide

"This graded dirt road travels through fascinating scenery between Perkinsville and the former ghost town of Jerome. The trail travels on ridge tops and on a section of the old United Verde & Pacific Railroad grade as it makes its final descent into Jerome. The trail, which also forms part of the Great Western Trail, is roughly graded along its length, although a few rough spots make it more suitable for high-clearance vehicles.

Special Attractions: Many varied views, including the Woodchute Wilderness, Jerome, and the Verde Valley; Route follows a section of the historic United Verde & Pacific Railroad; Rockhounding for Perkinsville agate. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Chino Valley
Distance: 14.8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Year-round, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: 6,000 feet
Local Contacts: Prescott National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Perkinsville, Munds Draw, Clarkdale, Prescott; BLM Prescott; USFS Prescott National Forest, Chino Valley & Verde Ranger Districts
Driving Directions: Directions to Jerome-Perkinsville Road

Recent Trail Reviews

8/11/2007
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It was a great road, easy to do in a truck. We never even used 4WD. It was very beautiful and scenic, especially at sunrise. Easy to follow directions. We didnt exactly understands "track on right" or left. We never saw any tracks. Other than that easy to follow. Would highly recommend this road if you want to go from Jerome to Williams. It only took about 15 minutes longer than the highway would have taken. It is worth the extra time.



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May 2018