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New River

1 Review
Location Black Canyon City, AZ
Rating Moderate,
Length 19mi
Time 3hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Long trail climbs through remote Sonoran Desert to forest.

Trail climbs through remote high Sonoran Desert into Tonto National Forest. A State Trust Land permit is required west of forest boundary (see page 16). Unlicensed ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes are allowed on this trail, provided they have the above permit. At the end of the trail, licensed vehicles can head south on F.S. 24 to Carefree or north to Bloody Basin Road, Trail #33. Camping is allowed on state land (with permit) at the start of trail.

Rating

Moderate
Trail Ratings Defined

Steep rocky climbs and rutted, washed-out conditions. River is often dry, but can be deep after heavy rains. Most of the trail is easy.

Stats

Length

19mi

Time

3hrs

High Point

4,330ft

Best Time To Go

Feb,-May/Sept.-Nov.

Current Conditions

(480) 595-3300.Tonto National Forest, Cave Creek Ranger District

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Steven Boles says

We drove the trail late afternoon going east to west. We found the trail to be more towards the easy rating. The biggest problem was driving into the setting sun. the bonus was all the beautiful colors that the sunset provide on the drive. total drive time was around 2 hours and 30 mintues.
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