This roughly graded road travels from the interesting small town of Mayer west to intersect with Senator Highway, the major north-south road through the Bradshaw Mountains. The winding trail travels over open hills covered with low vegetation. Two major creeks along the route, Wolf Creek and Turkey Creek, often have running water and offer shady camping and picnic sites under ponderosa pines.
The trail is suitable for high-clearance 2WD vehicles, as there are a few rough sections that could catch the undercarriage of low-slung passenger vehicles. It is best traveled in dry weather. Special Attractions: Rough, challenging, and long 4WD trail through the Bradshaw Mountains; Remains of the Oro Bella Mine; Historic Fort Misery. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions.
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