Indian Spring Wash Trail

New River, Arizona

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This delightful trail takes a meandering route of 5.6 miles to reach an open section of the Verde River. The trail is easygoing and smooth for its length as it drops steadily down along Indian Spring Wash. There are a few uneven, moguled sections that give the trail its 3-rating; these will stretch your suspension. The trail follows along Indian Spring Wash before turning to run along the ridge tops, passing between St. Clair Peak and Indian Butte. The canyon is fairly wide and there are good views down to the Verde River Valley and the Mazatzal Mountains on the far side. Special Attractions: Views of the scarp face of the Mogollon Rim; Access to many small trails and shady backcountry campsites; The East Verde River. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.

Indian Spring Wash Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This delightful trail takes a meandering route of 5.6 miles to reach an open section of the Verde River. The trail is easygoing and smooth for its length as it drops steadily down along Indian Spring Wash. There are a few uneven, moguled sections that give the trail its 3-rating; these will stretch your suspension. The trail follows along Indian Spring Wash before turning to run along the ridge tops, passing between St. Clair Peak and Indian Butte. The canyon is fairly wide and there are good views down to the Verde River Valley and the Mazatzal Mountains on the far side.

Special Attractions: Views of the scarp face of the Mogollon Rim; Access to many small trails and shady backcountry campsites; The East Verde River. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: New River
Distance: 5.6
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800 feet
Top Elevation: 3,300 feet
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Bartlett Dam, Horseshoe Dam, Theodore Roosevelt Lake; BLM Theodore Roosevelt Lake; USFS Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Indian Spring Wash Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/31/2014
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I attempted to go to this trail today and it's closed as of 2014 there is a gate that prevents any vehicle from going past it but it looks like it could be open to hikers


1/6/2012
1

This train is closed and has been closed for quite some time. There is a big steel welded gate going across the entrance to this trail.



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May 2018