Backway to Crown King
This trail is a favorite, and offers a little something for everyone. It is relatively easy, but you can find some optional obstacles to test your skills as well. Unlicensed vehicles are okay on roads in Prescott National Forest. Keep it street legal on Cow Creek Road.
Once you reach Forest Road 192, you will begin passing through a once thriving mining area. Oro Belle Mine marks the townsite of Harrington, which had a post office and saloon in 1904. Many hidden mines dot the hillside as you climb, including the Tiger Mine. Watch for a road to the left 1.2 miles after the Oro Belle Mine. For a complete history, read: “Crown King and the Southern Bradshaws,” by Bruce M. Wilson.