Castle Creek Wilderness Trails

Prescott, Arizona

1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars
1 Review
1 out of 5
As you drive north on Interstate 17 just beyond Black Canyon City, a long, rugged escarpment, looming some 4,000 feet above the desert floor, comes into view to the west. You are looking into the folded canyons of the Castle Creek Wilderness, located along the eastern flank of the Bradshaw Mountains overlooking the Agua Fria River. Castle Creek, the wilderness area’s namesake creek, derives its own name from the castellated rock walls through which it flows before emptying into the Agua Fria. Prospectors once sought gold and silver in the Bradshaws and numerous defunct mines dot the wilderness landscape—the Crown King, Bill Arp, Lincoln, Tiger, Button, Gazelle, Howard, Boaz, Pacific, and Algonquin, the remains of which lie along the Algonquin Trail. This trail guide covers an area with 26.5 miles of trails.
Guide to Arizona's Wilderness Areas

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Guide to Arizona's Wilderness Areas

by Tom Dollar & Jerry Sieve (Westcliffe Publishers)

As you drive north on Interstate 17 just beyond Black Canyon City, a long, rugged escarpment, looming some 4,000 feet above the desert floor, comes into view to the west. You are looking into the folded canyons of the Castle Creek Wilderness, located along the eastern flank of the Bradshaw Mountains overlooking the Agua Fria River.

Castle Creek, the wilderness area’s namesake creek, derives its own name from the castellated rock walls through which it flows before emptying into the Agua Fria. Prospectors once sought gold and silver in the Bradshaws and numerous defunct mines dot the wilderness landscape—the Crown King, Bill Arp, Lincoln, Tiger, Button, Gazelle, Howard, Boaz, Pacific, and Algonquin, the remains of which lie along the Algonquin Trail. This trail guide covers an area with 26.5 miles of trails.

©  Tom Dollar & Jerry Sieve/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Prescott
Distance: 26.5
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: 7,000 feet
Local Contacts: Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Crown King, Bumble Bee, Battle Flat, Cleator
Driving Directions: Directions to Castle Creek Wilderness Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

5/10/2010
1

The wilderness burned in 2008. In 2010, the guide was irrelevant. None of the trails, except the Kentuck exist. The maps and descriptions do not help find the trails.



Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018