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Unread 06-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Backway to Crown King

Anyone know if the trail is open, I've heard rumors that it was closed for Grading. I searched but couldnt find anything..... If I dont get an answer here I'll prob try the Forest Service...

and I did look on azvirtualjeep, but there was nothing recent.

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Unread 06-20-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Well, went up yesterday... and the trail has been graded from the wash-out at the water tank on up to Crown King. Went with my buddy who had a stock 4x4 Tacoma, he made it the whole way without getting stuck but he didnt do any of the obstacles....
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Unread 06-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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How long of a drive is this?
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Unread 06-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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It's like 20 or so miles(4 hrs) up to Crown King from Lake Pleasant and another 25 miles back to I-17(1 hour)..
those are approxamate i dont remember the exact mileage...
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Unread 07-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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Call the General Store or the Prospector they will know most all the updates and upcoming changes.They always appreciate the call and business.
G-Store 866-632-7911

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Unread 09-29-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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you think a stock XJ on 225/75R16 and a stock JK on 31's would make it? avoiding obstacles...I've always wanted to check out the trail but I have always heard you need AT LEAST 31's to make it...
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Unread 09-30-2011, 11:05 AM   #7
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It always good to have at least 8" of ground clearance on that road.It changes constantly.See my link up above your post and call the locals up there.They no more about it than anyone.Unless you can find someone whos been up it recently.
I heard its graded pretty good now.Since the fire up there a few years ago they took care of that last hard piece of road out of Ore Belle.That was pretty tough boulder laden 3 miles.I used to live up there and they were always pulling someone out that ruined there rig.
Its a fun trip but check ahead.Here's the Prospectors number
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Unread 10-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #8
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will do, see i'm not to afraid of going, a few years back I had a friend who drove a volkswagen beetle up it. it was a baja bug but nothing crazy.
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Unread 10-01-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
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will do, see i'm not to afraid of going, a few years back I had a friend who drove a volkswagen beetle up it. it was a baja bug but nothing crazy.
I drove 2wd S-10 up there back in the 80's.Have fun and also call the saloon up there.I'm sure they can yell out at the crowd on Saturday and find someone who just come up.
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Unread 10-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #10
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yea it just depends on the year I guess, my dad and his buddy took a k5 blazer up one year and they said it was really rough going. i'll be sure to give them a call before I go
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Unread 01-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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Rough going in a K5 is smooth sailing in a jeep though.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:11 AM   #12
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Jk CK early 80's

I first took that trail in the early 80's and from the Ore Belle Mine up the side of the mountain you could travel an easy 45 mph and the rest of the trail wasn't that bad either. Now, after the big washout and a lot of traffic, things have changed a lot. Still take this trail at least once every couple of years and have done a few night runs on it.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #13
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remember the Tom Traw real estate signs there in the 80's.He was the one that got the property owners and FS to grade the road.They were scattered from Lake Pleasant to Kentucks Grave
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