Dry Creek Road Professional Review and Guide
"This high-clearance road is immensely popular with photographers who like the diversity of the red rock scenery along its length. At sunset especially, the rocks take on a luminescent quality as the red color deepens. The scene often produces some wonderful atmospheric photographs. The trail is roughly graded dirt along its entire length. There are many pull-ins at viewpoints along the trail, but because of the popularity of the area, camping is not allowed.
The trail meanders alongside Dry Creek for much of the way, and the pull-ins can be used for picnicking or just relaxing amid some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona. Special Attractions: Stunning views of red rock country; Access to a number of popular hiking trails; Historic cowboy cabin located a short distance from the main trail. 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."