Buckhorn Creek Trail

Wickenburg, Arizona

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This scenic, easy trail travels in a loop through the Wickenburg Mountains, mainly in the gravelly wash of Buckhorn Creek. It leaves the center of Wickenburg and goes up the graded dirt Constellation Road before turning east on the smaller graded Buckhorn Creek Trail. Continuing ahead up the Constellation Road leads to the remains of the Monte Cristo Mine and the site of Constellation. The remains of the Gold Bar Mine are farther north. The trail is roughly graded as it winds through many small blocks of private property and crosses King Solomon Gulch. Wickenburg and the mountains beyond can be seen back to the south. Special Attractions: Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River; Sandy trail running up the Hassayampa River; Panoramic vistas over the Hassayampa River and the Wickenburg Mountains. 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.

Buckhorn Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This scenic, easy trail travels in a loop through the Wickenburg Mountains, mainly in the gravelly wash of Buckhorn Creek. It leaves the center of Wickenburg and goes up the graded dirt Constellation Road before turning east on the smaller graded Buckhorn Creek Trail. Continuing ahead up the Constellation Road leads to the remains of the Monte Cristo Mine and the site of Constellation. The remains of the Gold Bar Mine are farther north.

The trail is roughly graded as it winds through many small blocks of private property and crosses King Solomon Gulch. Wickenburg and the mountains beyond can be seen back to the south. Special Attractions: Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River; Sandy trail running up the Hassayampa River; Panoramic vistas over the Hassayampa River and the Wickenburg Mountains. 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."

Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Wickenburg
Distance: 24.7
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round, best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,200 feet
Top Elevation: 4,200 feet
Local Maps: USGS Wickenburg, Sam Powell Peak, Morgan Butte, Copperopolis, Phoenix North, Bradshaw Mts.; BLM Phoenix North, Bradshaw Mountains
Driving Directions: Directions to Buckhorn Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/28/2008
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This trail is scenic, but the majority is desert scenery only. I would say that approximately 80% of the trail is done in wash areas. There will be one stop towards the end of one of the major areas of the jeep trail in the wash area. You will need to head to the left and take the primitive road. The road is pretty rough, but once at the end take to the right where you will want to go. The instructions off of trails.com were a bit confusing, but if you follow this part you will be fine. We took the route all the way back to Lake Pleasant where we went through a large wash area and pass some older houses with palm trees surrounding them.



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May 2018