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Unread 09-25-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Red Creek, AZ w/4-banger YJ?

Never posted in this forum before, but was hoping that someone here might be able to tell me something about Red Creek (north of PHX). My buddy is setting up a trip (none of us have ever been there), and I have the smallest, most underpowered rig in the group (they have a lifted JK and a lifted Cherokee or quads). I've got a '93 YJ w/4 cyl, totally stock except for a 4" RC lift and 31's. The videos I've seen on YouTube seem a little extreme, anyone on here have any experience out there? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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nobody has been to Red Creek?
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Unread 10-01-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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Red Creek

I am leaving in about 2 hours to go to Red Creek. You never know what to expect when you get to the mouth of the river where you enter. We had alot of rain this summer. 2 years ago it took 6 hours to go 7 miles. Last year it was only 2 hours. I have a stock 97 Jeep with 31's, nothing major and I'm still going. Just may need to get out and move some rocks here and there to get up to the big campsite everyone is at. Hoepfully we'll see you there tonight.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 02:47 PM   #4
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sent you a pm. didn't go to Red Creek, but went back way to Crown King. nice trip. how was Red Creek this year?
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Unread 10-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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It was incrediable. About 12 Jeeps and 3 trucks in our group. The water and weather were perfect. And the company wasn't too bad too.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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It was incrediable. About 12 Jeeps and 3 trucks in our group. The water and weather were perfect. And the company wasn't too bad too.
Do you have any pics to post?
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Unread 10-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #7
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I do, I'll have to download them on my home computer and upload them here. If you get a chance next time you should go. I go with the same group every year. They've been going for 12 years now. It's always opening weekend for Dove but I think next year we are going to push it off another week and hopefully the weather will be a little cooler.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 04:57 PM   #8
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Trying to upload pics but having some trouble...
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Unread 10-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #9
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There ya go, it worked! That's my little green one. The white one climbing the hill belongs to one of our friends. We just got done putting about 20K into it. Ready to start on ours now. Can't wait.
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Unread 10-13-2010, 08:42 AM   #10
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I haven't been on the Red Creek trail. Where is it exactly?
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Unread 10-14-2010, 07:40 AM   #11
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It's very hard to describe. It's one of those turn left on the decond dirt road. We took Cave creek east past Seven Springs about 30 miles ona dirt road. You'll come to a Y in the road with signs Left for Bloddy Basin Rd, turn right, go about another 10 miles down this dirt road, looking for FR18. Left on FR18 and it drops down into the river. Follow the river for 7.6 miles and your at the verde river. Awesome place. I hope this helps. It took us 2 hours to get to the mouth of Red Creek and then took us approx 2 hours to get to the Verde. Nice camping spots where red creek and the verde meet. Good luck and let me know if you made it. Do some google searches with some topo maps, that might help too.
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Unread 10-14-2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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I have a pretty good idea based on your directions. I've gone to the Verde from that direction. It brings you out across the river from the Childs campground. Thanks for the information.
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Unread 10-14-2010, 09:55 AM   #13
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I found the trail on a topo map. Does it look like you could cross the river there?
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Unread 10-18-2010, 07:29 AM   #14
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You could possibly cross the Verde once you reach where Red Creek and the Verde meet. The water was rushing pretty good but we were walking across it and sitting our chairs in the water. On the other side of the Verde though are some really nice size boulders. That's gonne be tough to find a good path. But hey... that's all the fun!
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Unread 11-15-2010, 07:16 AM   #15
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wanapla, I found the Red Creek trail this weekend. We (myself and another CJ-7) made it to within probably a half mile of the Verde but ran out of time. And the girls wanted to turn back. We were just out for the day. Great trail though. We'll go back again and make it an overnight trip. Also we'll leave the women at home.
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