Desoto Mine

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Location Crown King, AZ
Rating Difficult,
Length 12.2mi
Time 5hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Visit major mine on a narrow, tippy road.

This is a serious and potentially dangerous trail. Do not go alone under any circumstances. Although challenging, the road is very scenic with much to see at the Desoto Mine. Please obey all warning signs. There is a back way to an overlook above the mine, but the road is slowly eroding away and using the road is considered trespassing on private land. Unlicensed vehicles are allowed on 9268R and 89, but we found it dangerous for ATVs after Wpt. 03.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Stock SUVs can make it to the Desoto Mine, but should not proceed north of Waypoint 02 on 9268R. After that, the road is for experts only. Although the road is hard-core rocky in places, what gets your attention is the steep, tippy sections. One misplaced tire can result in a rollover or tumble down the mountainside.

Stats

Length

12.2mi

Time

5hrs

High Point

5,564ft

Best Time To Go

May-Oct

Current Conditions

(928) 443-8000Prescott N.F., Bradshaw R.D.

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