Popular and challenging 4-wheel-drive route with lots of history. We’ve driven this trail many times over the past 20 years, and each time trail conditions were different. On our last drive, we even found a newly routed section through a challenging rocky creek around active mining. non-street-legal vehicles are allowed on roads inside Prescott National Forest. You should be street legal to ride on Cow Creek Road, but we saw several ATVs that were not. Fines are possible.
Submitted by Keith
Great trail, but very rough. The bypass at an active mine is literally down a boulder stream channel. The weather was still pretty warm with most of the ride being south of the Prescott NF, which is where there are ponderosa pine trees. We went during the week and were surprised that all of the stores in Crown King were closed when we were there for lunch. The only store open was the gas station which only had to go sandwiches and some frozen food you could microwave. Not very tasty. It is not safe to ride this trail by yourself.
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