Mayer-Goodwin Road

Prescott, Arizona 86315

Mayer-Goodwin Road

Mayer-Goodwin Road Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Mayer-Goodwin Road Reviews

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you can turn left at goodwin a continue up to a 1800's mining town. the road is in pretty good sahpe when dry.
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The trail was fairly easy, and well traveled. There seems to be quite a few locals who use the road daily. The trail offered some stunning views in the higher elevation. It was such a clear day that we could see all the way down to Black Canyon, and even the cars moving along Interstate 17. The trail turns into the Prescott National forest after a while and offers a peaceful ride through the trees. This is a fun ride for people who want a quick off highway experience. For those who want a longer trip, they can continue down Senator Highway back to Prescott.

Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
45 minutes
Year-round, best dry weather
4,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,800 feet
Top Elevation
Prescott National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mayer, Poland Junction, Battle Flat, Bradshaw Mts.; BLM Bradshaw Mountains; USFS Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District
Local Maps