Prescott National Forest, Cherry Creek Well, Hull Spring, Black Hills, Pfau Spring, Blue Monster Spring, Boulder Canyon, Verde Ranger District
Last Known Status
With a variety of play areas and a well maintained staging area featuring shaded tables, BBQ grills and restrooms, this is a great choice for a day of play with the kids. The main trail starts out as a long and easy sand wash then gets a little chunkier as it heads up into the hills. There is also an enclosed tot-lot for the kids with a circuit of rolling bumps and banked turns. The area is for day use only.
* Parking Area and Restrooms Temporary Closure The staging area located off of Highway 260 will be closed from June 1 through August 31, 2014. The picnic area and trails will remain open to visitors with motorcycles and OHVs of 50 inches or less and can be accessed by trails #527, #543 and #545. The $5.00 fee will not apply during this closure but no services will be provided - restrooms will be closed and trash removal will be discontinued. The staging area will reopen and services will resume September 1, 2014. For more information call (928) 567-4121.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
1) Take I-17 south about 55 miles to exit 287
2) Turn right (north) off the exit ramp, continue 5.4 miles.
3) Look for signs, staging area is on the left (west) and is visible from the road.
TYPE OF AREA
large variety of play areas around staging area, nice staging area - has gazebos, BBQ grills, restrooms, well kept, sand washes are fun, tot-lot is well made & fun
day use only, only one main trail, no single track
Half Day Spring
Miles Of Trail
3200 to 3700 ft.
Marked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
trails get rockier the further you head toward the hills
trails near the staging area
many intersections near the staging area
gazebos at the staging area
(hazards not marked) steep drop-offs
Expert terrain has a couple of steep chutes and some debris. The rolling hills around staging area are a lot of fun.