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Unread 02-02-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Zj 4X4 trails in Northern Arizona

i live in flagstaff and me and some buddys want to go for a little run somewhere but the only really 4x4 area we know of is Cinder Hills
Does anyone know of anymore?

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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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Sedona has some great trails, you aren't to far away from there. I don't know of any in Flagstaff.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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thanks
and it doesnt have to be just in flagstaff but somewhere in northern arizona
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Unread 02-05-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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Well, depends on how adventurous you are (and how much time you have). If you head way North and West, and actually start in Mesquite, NV, you can go South and East into the Parashant Wilderness. Savanic Mine, Grand Gulch Mine, Twin Point, Bar 10 Ranch, etc.

Some of the most impressive scenery I've been to (especially Twin Point). However, this is a 3 day trip (at least). The trails range from real easy to nasty.

I surmise, however, that you're looking for something close to home. The "Arizona Off-Road Adventures" book has lots of information. I'm sure there are others.

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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:51 AM   #5
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There are some decent trails in Sedona, but if you're looking for a challenge, Smiley Rock Trail is a great choice. There typically aren't too many other vehicles on it, but it will take you almost all day. Here is a link to some pictures. It's just outside of Jerome, but I'd personally take I-40 to 89 towards Prescott. If you want some company shoot me a PM, I'm always ready to wheel.
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Sleeping princess out of Bullhead City is just plain awesome, 4 with some 4+ options. One of my personal favs
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Unread 03-14-2010, 11:03 PM   #7
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We have a few in the Verde valley thet are fun 3.0 -3.5 trails. Smiley Rock is good but snowed in right now.
I can lead any thing you want including 4.0-4.5.
Ck out this local club.
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We have runs planed on Sat 03-20 & Sun 03-21.
Sat is rated 4.0 Sunday is 3.0

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Well, depends on how adventurous you are (and how much time you have). If you head way North and West, and actually start in Mesquite, NV, you can go South and East into the Parashant Wilderness. Savanic Mine, Grand Gulch Mine, Twin Point, Bar 10 Ranch, etc.

Some of the most impressive scenery I've been to (especially Twin Point). However, this is a 3 day trip (at least). The trails range from real easy to nasty.

I surmise, however, that you're looking for something close to home. The "Arizona Off-Road Adventures" book has lots of information. I'm sure there are others.

Good luck.
Do you have a map on the trip described above? Also, where did you get the book?
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Do you have a map on the trip described above? Also, where did you get the book?
He might be talking about this one:

Amazon.com: Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails (9780966497632): Charles A. Wells: Books

Or this one:

Amazon.com: Backcountry Adventures Arizona (New Hardcover Edition) (9781930193321): Peter G. Massey, Jeanne W. Wilson, Angela Titus: Books

Smiley rock is a great choice, but the good stuff is a bit short.

Turkey Creek and Desoto Mine Trail are also popular with the local clubs.

There should be some pictures of those trails on this site:

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Unread 05-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #11
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1) x2 on the Charles Wells book
2) x2 on Smiley Rock trail
3) Re. Sedona - look up Barlow Jeep Rentals. They are very knowledgeable and supportive of the off-road community (not just tourist renting their jeeps). Nina (owner) and Joey were both great.
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1) x2 on the Charles Wells book
2) x2 on Smiley Rock trail
3) Re. Sedona - look up Barlow Jeep Rentals. They are very knowledgeable and supportive of the off-road community (not just tourist renting their jeeps). Nena (owner) and Joey were both great.
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Nena is one of the best in the business. Joey, Cherri and Margret have been with her for a while now. I wonder if they have any chocolate left?
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Do you have a map on the trip described above? Also, where did you get the book?
Sent you a PM. I can forward you GPS waypoints, and a MapSource file if you use a Garmin.
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Charles Wells (link to his book above, or just look it up on Amazon) posts the waypoints for all his trips at funtreks.com. The combination of his book, with text description and small map, and the waypoints downloaded to your GPS is a great way to keep track of yourself on the trail.

GPS Downloads : FunTreks Guidebooks
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