Camp Creek Road

New River, Arizona

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This well-graded road takes the traveler past a number of points of interest, recreation sites, and 4WD trails that lead up into the Tonto National Forest. The entire length of the road is well maintained, although its popularity means the route is often washboardy. Special Attractions: Winding trail with many moderately steep hill climbs and descents; Views of Grays Gulch and New River Mesa; Interesting stone and timber cabin. 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).
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This well-graded road takes the traveler past a number of points of interest, recreation sites, and 4WD trails that lead up into the Tonto National Forest. The entire length of the road is well maintained, although its popularity means the route is often washboardy.

Special Attractions: Winding trail with many moderately steep hill climbs and descents; Views of Grays Gulch and New River Mesa; Interesting stone and timber cabin. 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).

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: New River
Distance: 28.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 3,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,900 feet
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Wildcat Hill, Humboldt Mt., Rover Peak, Cooks Mesa, Bloody Basin, Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Payson; BLM Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Payson; and others
Driving Directions: Directions to Camp Creek Road

Recent Trail Reviews

11/19/2011
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Very easy dirt trail to ride on, several really cool side trails to explore along the trail. Be careful on the weekends, very busy with horses and ATV's. You can add Bloody Basin or Sheep Bridge with this trail and make a full day out of it.


1/29/2011
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Definitely driveable by any vehicle, but better in a truck or SUV. Great backcountry drive. Given the time of year we did this drive....there was plenty of traffic - probably saw at least 25 vehicles along the way (or more). We drove this north and took the Bloody Basin Road back to I-17. A fun day trip - we brought a lunch and made it a nice day in central Arizona.


6/23/2007
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An interesting back country day trip, when combined with Bloody Basin Road. The trail guide makes staying on the correct route easy. There are some beautiful little springs and creeks buried in this route, accessible without hiking. Any truck or SUV can easily make this trip. I never used four wheel drive. It is remote and not heavily travelled, so bring another vehicle or make sure you are in good repair.



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