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Wickenburg Mountains

3 Reviews
Location Wickenburg, AZ
Rating Difficult,
Length 20.7mi
Time 8hrs

Vehicle Types

Overview

Long, remote trail to Bradshaw’s Grave and Copperopolis townsite.

Great mountain views in a truly remote setting. Visit Bradshaw’s Grave and cabin ruins at Copperopolis Townsite. Enjoy a scenic exit through a narrow canyon with high cliff walls. We saw many campers and UTVs staged on Constellation Road on our way in. Great trail for non-street-legal vehicles. Don’t go alone.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

Conditions have gotten worse throughout the years due to washouts and erosion. The section between Waypoints 01 and 02 is the worst, with shelf roads that have steep climbs and loose rock. Exit route was not difficult when we drove it, but it is prone to damage from flash floods. Don’t go if heavy rains are forecast.

Stats

Length

20.7mi

Time

8hrs

High Point

4,414ft

Best Time To Go

Spring/Summer/Fall

Current Conditions

(623) 580-5500Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office, Phoenix District

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Trail updates

7/10/2020
Submitted by Tom
There are a number of trees down across the trail at Iron Spring (N34° 04.940′ W112° 31.941) that are blocking anything over about five feet tall. They are large enough that it’ll take a chain saw and some winching to clear the trail. Could not find a bypass. The blockage is about 0.2 miles south of Waypoint U4402, so if one runs it backward it’ll turn into a rather long 17.5 miles in and 17.5 miles out.

11/7/2017
Submitted by David K.
I started backward from Lake Pleasant. I made it past Point 04, but not too far after that, probably around the UFO mine location, the road becomes very very washed out. I had to back up a ways and turn around. I have an 84 Toyota truck 5″ lift 37″ tires and lockers, no winch and I did not feel safe to continue. I was also by myself but maybe with others, it could be done. A UTV could probably do it.

Reviews

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Barb says

This is a scenic trail and worth the trip. We had trouble following it because waypoint 06 has the incorrect GPS coordinates as they are the same as waypoint 05. But we finally figured it out.
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Cameron Deemer says

Just ran this trail from the Wickenburg end last weekend. One JK, one LJ, and one TJ with an inexperienced driver. All Jeeps lifted on 33s. The entire route was quite passable. A lot of moderate conditions. The TJ lifted a wheel in one spot, but otherwise no issues. I think it could be done stock with careful wheel placement. There are a few washed out areas, but they are easy to straddle. Also a few larger rocks in the trail, but not more than a handful of places. You must be careful with route finding. There are a couple spots where the correct road isn't obvious due to light travel
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Brian M. says

We attempted this trail on 2-15-2020 and found a section that was very washed out with deep ruts. We felt this section was too dangerous to pass on our quads. The section is at N34*04.276 W112*32.163. But, what part of the trail we did ride was good, rough in places and a moderate challenge.
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