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Crown King

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Other 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 Powersports Rentals of Arizona.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll non-residents must purchase an Arizona OHV decal.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TERRAIN

Approx Size48,000 acres (75 sq mi)
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

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

KEY SERVICES

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

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Hazlett Hollow Campground Fee

RATINGS

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

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.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoPrescott National Forest - Bradshaw Ranger District
344 S. Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 443-8000
mailroom_r3_prescott@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoShawn Clark (Owner)
Happy Trails Powersports Rentals of Arizona, LLC
(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

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Crown King Trail Photo

Crown King Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2013 (Thanks!)

Crown King Trail Photo

Crown King Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2013 (Thanks!)

Crown King Trail Photo

Crown King Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2013 (Thanks!)

Crown King Trail Photo

Crown King Trail

Happy Trails Powersports Rentals of Arizona offers an impressive fleet of ATV and UTV rentals. Goggles and helmets are also provided.

Crown King Trail Photo

Crown King Trail

Photo Submitted 9/17/2013 (Thanks!)

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