Bloody Basin, Sheep Bridge

Phoenix, Arizona

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Sheep Bridge at end of trail is an impressive sight. Bridge spans wide Verde River with a 476-ft. walkway. Original bridge, built in 1943, was rebuilt in 1989 to look like the old bridge. Today the bridge is used for pedestrian traffic only. A hidden concrete-enclosed hot spring is purportedly located in thick brush just north of the west side of the bridge. (Author’s note: We didn’t know the location of the hot spring at the time of our visit, and couldn’t find it. Later, online, we found the location. We hope to return someday to get pictures.) Side trips at Wpts. 02 and 03 lead to interesting archaeological sites. Side trip at Waypoint 03 also has a long cliff area with petroglyphs.
ATV Trails Guide Arizona: Phoenix Region

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ATV Trails Guide Arizona: Phoenix Region

by Charles A. Wells & Matt Peterson (FunTreks)

Sheep Bridge at end of trail is an impressive sight. Bridge spans wide Verde River with a 476-ft. walkway. Original bridge, built in 1943, was rebuilt in 1989 to look like the old bridge. Today the bridge is used for pedestrian traffic only.

A hidden concrete-enclosed hot spring is purportedly located in thick brush just north of the west side of the bridge. (Author’s note: We didn’t know the location of the hot spring at the time of our visit, and couldn’t find it. Later, online, we found the location. We hope to return someday to get pictures.) Side trips at Wpts. 02 and 03 lead to interesting archaeological sites. Side trip at Waypoint 03 also has a long cliff area with petroglyphs.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Phoenix
Distance: 38
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 day
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Bloody Basin, Sheep Bridge

Recent Trail Reviews

1/29/2011
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Although I drove this in my Jeep SUV instead of an ATV, I would recommend this trip to anyone in either type of vehicle. We drove this as part of our trip north on Camp Creek Road (also noted here on trails.com) and finished the trip by heading west on Blood Basin Rd. to I-17. The road is in good shape and though it was plenty fun in a vehicle...I was jealous of those on ATVs and go-karts that we saw. This would be a fun road on one.


6/15/1969
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Approx date of trip is showing above. Went here & actually crossed the old bridge ... have some awesome pictures! Loved it.



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