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Crown King

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Mountains, Horsethief Basin Recreation, CK Rock, Cow Creek Road

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular destination offers numerous miles of rugged 4x4 trails that wind through a cool mixed pine tree forest with panoramic views of the Bradshaw Mountains. There are several access points but the preferred place to stage for large trailers is near Lake Pleasant. Nearby Horsethief Lake has a cabin for rent and a few primitive campgrounds to choose from.

A grocery store, restaurants and lodging with direct trail access can be found in the Town of Crown King.

ATV rentals and guided tours are available and reservations can be made by contacting Happy Trails ATV Rentals of Arizona at (602) 577-5167.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityCrown King, AZ
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From: Phoenix, AZ
1) Take I-17 north to exit 248
2) Turn left (north-west) onto Bumble Bee Road, continue about 28 miles toward Crown King.

For the Lake Pleasant Staging Area:
1) Take I-17 north to exit 223 (Carefree Hwy Exit)
2) Turn left (west) off the exit ramp, continue 11.5 miles
3) Turn right (north) onto N. Castle Hot Springs Road, continue about 8 miles
4) Turn right (east) onto Cow Creek Road, continue about .5 miles
5) Staging area is on the right.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail80
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1900 to 5700 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has some roads.Some
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Hazlett Hollow Campground Fee

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (S)John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital (623) 879-6100
Gasoline GasolineOn SiteCrown King General Store (928) 632-7911
Diesel DieselOn SiteCrown King General Store (928) 632-7911
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupCrown King, AZ
RV Dump Station RV DisposalCrown King, AZ
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteHazlett Hollow and Turney Gulch Group Campground (928) 443-8000
Convenience Store Conv StoreOn SiteCrown King General Store (928) 632-7911
Swimming Swim AreaCrown King, AZ
Body of Water Water BodyCrown King, AZ
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (S)Lake Pleasant Regional Park (928) 501-1710

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoPrescott National Forest - Bradshaw Ranger District
344 S. Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-8000
dmaneely@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoArizona Game & Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
CommentOHV Decal Info
Contact InfoShawn Clark (Owner)
Happy Trails ATV Rentals of Arizona
(602) 577-5167
htaz@happytrailsaz.com
www.happytrailsaz.com
CommentATV/UTV Rentals and Tours
Contact InfoBradshaw Mountain Guest Ranch
457 Main Street
Crown King, AZ 86343
(928) 632-4477
crownkingaz22@gmail.com
crownking.com
CommentCabin Rentals

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