A remote, high-desert mountainous area with many old mining roads to explore. Scenic when viewed from high vantage points. Stay clear of open vertical mine shafts and never enter mines. A more difficult optional route to the east is narrow and more suited for ATVs and UTVs, but smaller 4x4s can manage it with careful tire placement.
Submitted By Leighann
Use caution if it’s raining or has rained recently. Check weather before heading out to this trail. There’s a series of several washes at the very north end that filled up with deep, fast-moving water and we ended up having to wait several hours to be able to cross safely. These are located just off Vulture Mine Road at the very beginning of the trail, or if you decide to start from the end of the trail and make your way towards Wickenburg, it would be at the very end of the trail.
Submitted By Douglas F.
We drove this trail two more times recently (back and forth). It remains the most mellow Charlie Wells moderate trail I have driven as of late 2021 be it in AZ, UT, or CO. There is some erosion on the side of the short climb to the mine traveling northbound and there was one nasty hole that had opened on the eastern edge of the mellow section leading to that point from the south.
Not sure what this Trail is rated now the rating probably should be changed to a moderate or blue run. I’m working out of the second edition
Submitted by Chuck Wells
We will be changing the rating on this trail from easy to moderate. There are just a few steep sections that have gotten a bit more washed out and rutted. I had no problems in my stock Wrangler Sport.