Castle Hot Springs Road

Morristown, Arizona

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Scenic drive through high Sonoran Desert near low mountain foothills. Drive by venerable Castle Hot Springs Resort (now closed to the public). Lake Pleasant offers boating, fishing and other water sports. Graded gravel road that intermittently crosses and follows sandy creek bottoms. One stretch of road follows Castle Creek for 3 miles. The road is generally in good condition except after heavy rains and flash floods. High-clearance four-wheel drive is recommended because of sandy and potentially rocky conditions. Don’t drive when rain is forecast. Route-finding is easy.
Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)

Scenic drive through high Sonoran Desert near low mountain foothills. Drive by venerable Castle Hot Springs Resort (now closed to the public). Lake Pleasant offers boating, fishing and other water sports. Graded gravel road that intermittently crosses and follows sandy creek bottoms.

One stretch of road follows Castle Creek for 3 miles. The road is generally in good condition except after heavy rains and flash floods. High-clearance four-wheel drive is recommended because of sandy and potentially rocky conditions. Don’t drive when rain is forecast. Route-finding is easy.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Morristown
Distance: 48
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Local Maps: Arizona Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Phoenix
Driving Directions: Directions to Castle Hot Springs Road

Recent Trail Reviews

12/22/2014
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Nice drive. Too bad there is so much private property half way through. Any SUV should make it easy. I imagine that some heavy rains would make sections a little snotty. Overall a nice little backcountry road.


2/20/2012
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Easy drive. Lake Pleasant is exactly that pleasant. No challenges on this trail just scenery and the lake. The washboards will test your shocks but other than that a good road,



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May 2018