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Buckskin Mountains Professional Review and Guide
"This wonderfully challenging backroad culminates at the Nellie E. Saloon, or as the locals call it, the “Desert Bar.” People come from all over to visit this most unusual attraction located in the middle of nowhere. Stock vehicles will find this trail quite challenging. Several rocky sections require careful tire placement and the help of a good spotter. Other parts of the trail are soft and susceptible to water erosion. Conditions will worsen over time. An experienced member of our group managed to maneuver his stock Cherokee through without a scratch. Stock vehicles should have high ground clearance and skid plates. The trail passes through a remote and desolate area which sees little traffic. Don’t drive the road under wet conditions. Route-finding is confusing at the start but gets easier as you proceed. Do not drive this trail by yourself. Avoid during the heat of summer."
--Charles A. Wells, Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (FunTreks).
I wouldn't call my experience level to be high, maybe moderate, at best. I ran this trail in a stock JK. I don't have lockers, didn't air down or disconnect. In hindsight, I probably should have aired down, at least a little, just for to smooth out the ride some. As stated in the guide, the most difficult obstacle was the steep rocky climb near the beginning of the trail, which was negotiated with a minimum of difficulty. Having said all that, I thoroughly enjoyed the trail, both for the challenges and the scenery. The Desert Bar was also a nice little perk at the end of the trail.
Stock 91 Cherokee - handled the trail no problems. Beautiful landscape finished off with a fun bar and grill in the middle of nowhere! Best for a moderately experienced off roader.
This was the first trail I have taken my jeep through and it was AWESOME! I don't have any off road experience, but I found it to be pretty easy with my 2003 Jeep Rubicon! Cool abandoned mines to check out and best of all, THE DESERT BAR AT THE END!!!!!
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