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Sedona, Arizona

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This trail sees surprisingly little traffic considering that it is a very scenic (although fairly slow) alternative route into the Coconino National Forest. For the most part, the lumpy, rock-embedded surface ensures a slow pace. The rocks are not difficult to negotiate; a little care with wheel placement is all that is needed. Between the rocky sections, the trail is smooth although there are deep ruts caused by wet weather travel. This is not a good place to be in wet weather. Special Attractions: Little-used trail that passes through interesting scenery in the Coconino National Forest; Alternative entry and exit to the Apache Maid Fire Lookout. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This trail sees surprisingly little traffic considering that it is a very scenic (although fairly slow) alternative route into the Coconino National Forest. For the most part, the lumpy, rock-embedded surface ensures a slow pace. The rocks are not difficult to negotiate; a little care with wheel placement is all that is needed. Between the rocky sections, the trail is smooth although there are deep ruts caused by wet weather travel. This is not a good place to be in wet weather.

Special Attractions: Little-used trail that passes through interesting scenery in the Coconino National Forest; Alternative entry and exit to the Apache Maid Fire Lookout. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface.

© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 14.1
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: May to October, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 5,900 feet
Top Elevation: 6,600 feet
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Apache Maid Mt., Happy Jack, Buckhorn Mt., Sedona; BLM Sedona; USFS Coconino National Forest, Beaver Creek Ranger District
Driving Directions: Directions to Home Tank Draw Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/21/2009
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Very nice and relaxing area during the week. The trail is actually a narrow dirt road used mainly for ATVs. We were horseback. Beautiful sceanery and breathe-taking views. Very nice to get out of the heat and into the pines. Some shaded areas and some open meadows. Definitely worth doing if one is in the area. Road may require high clearance vehicle in monsoon season but one can always park farther away from the start.



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