Gray Mountain Road

Tuba City, Arizona

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This lightly traveled trail follows Indian Road 6150 as it travels up onto the plateau of Gray Mountain. This is the only road leaving to the west, so although it is not marked, it is easy to find. After a couple of miles, the route turns onto a graded dirt road, suitable for high-clearance vehicles. It travels across an open plain covered with sagebrush toward the rise of the Coconino Rim. One pretty point along the trail is the crossing of Tappan Wash, which is a moderately deep, rocky canyon at this point. Special Attractions: Remote, lightly traveled trail through the Navajo Nation; Spectacular deep Burro Canyon; Views of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. 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.
Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

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Backcountry Adventures: Arizona

by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )

This lightly traveled trail follows Indian Road 6150 as it travels up onto the plateau of Gray Mountain. This is the only road leaving to the west, so although it is not marked, it is easy to find. After a couple of miles, the route turns onto a graded dirt road, suitable for high-clearance vehicles. It travels across an open plain covered with sagebrush toward the rise of the Coconino Rim. One pretty point along the trail is the crossing of Tappan Wash, which is a moderately deep, rocky canyon at this point.

Special Attractions: Remote, lightly traveled trail through the Navajo Nation; Spectacular deep Burro Canyon; Views of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. 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.

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

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Tuba City
Distance: 22.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2.25 hours
Season: Year-round, best dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 4,900 feet
Top Elevation: 7,100 feet
Local Contacts: Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Gray Mt., Cameron South, Coconino Point SE, Willows Camp, Hellhole Bend, Cameron; BLM Cameron
Driving Directions: Directions to Gray Mountain Road

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