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Senator Highway, Crown King Road

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Location Crown King, AZ
Rating Easy,
Length 57.9mi
Time 8hrs

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Overview

Climb scenic county road to popular tourist town.

This is a long, twisty drive with much to see. Allow plenty of time so you can move at a relaxing pace. The town of Crown King is the highlight of the trip, but you’ll also drive past interesting Cleator and Bumble Bee. Many marked hiking trails. Gas is available at the Crown King General Store, but hours vary so call ahead (928-632-7911). non-street-legal vehicles are not allowed on F.S. 52 north of Waypoint 02, or anywhere along Crown King Road, C.R. 59. Many great side roads for ATVs to explore. Impressive views descending from Crown King. Route can be driven in either direction.

Rating

Easy
Trail Ratings Defined

A few ruts and minor muddy sections, but 4-wheel-drive is rarely needed when road is dry. Crown King Road is wide and graded.

Stats

Length

57.9mi

Time

8hrs

High Point

7,198ft

Best Time To Go

Summer

Open in winter except during heavy snows.

Current Conditions

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

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09/15/2021
Submitted by Gregory
We drove this trail today, starting from I-17, heading west, and planned to arrive in Prescott at the end of the day. The Senator Highway, Crown Kingdom Road is rated Easy (3rd Edition). That’s definitely true…until you get to Crown King. From that point onward to the west, the road quickly jumped to a seriously Moderate one with lots of washouts, rut straddling, and loose rocks as large as softballs and some the size of footballs. The only vehicles we saw driving past us(heading east) were lots of ATVs and a couple of jacked Wranglers. We made it about 3 miles before being forced to turn around and head back in our 4×4 camping van (lifted). Really bummed because we had planned to overnight in Prescott and spend the next day there. This was our first outing using your book so now I’m pretty leary of anything else. You might want to consider changing this rating or splitting it into two ratings, one for each road. Thanks for allowing feedback.

10/09/2020
Submitted by Ron
Drove the road up from I-17 to Crown King. Easy graded dirt road with some rock. From Crown King on Senator Highway heading to Prescott. The road was rutted with some tight spots. You will meet oncoming traffic, but there is usually plenty of room to get around each other. Fun ride! It was getting late so we bailed off Senator Highway at route 177 heading to Mayer.

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