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Perkinsville Road Professional Review and Guide
"The long Perkinsville Road is a highly scenic route that offers some impressive panoramas as it travels through the Prescott National Forest in mainly open country. The trail leaves Chino Valley north of Prescott and initially follows a paved road as it runs east across open ranchland to the forest boundary. To the south is Woodchute Mountain. The trail enters Prescott National Forest and runs along a ridge top, which drops off to expose the red rocks of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness to the northeast. Bill Williams Mountain is to the west, and the San Francisco Peaks can be seen on the horizon to the north. Special Attractions: Historic town of Perkinsville and the United Verde & Pacific Railroad; Views of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness; Campsites along the Verde River. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)."
--Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson, Backcountry Adventures: Arizona (Adler Publishing ).
This is a really good road to drive. Take it in the afternoon to see some really beautiful sunsets and enjoy the magic hour.
The road runs from Chino Valley to Jerome. So, when you're done, you can stop in Jerome and get something to eat. A perfect end to a very nice trip!
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