AZPT Wickenburg Road to the Stranded Bus

Total Miles
4.1

Elevation

415.70 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This section of the Arizona Peace Trail has a lot of variety. Starting at a water crossing in a sandy wash near the abandoned stuck bus. The bus itself is located in the middle of a very silty area, which makes one wonder how it got stuck? On the southern route, you go through more silt beds and rocky bermed corners into narrow tree sections with deep ruts. This area could be impassable when wet. Once free of the silty section. Continuing south, the trail heads uphill to a ridgeline with steep loose climbs and off-camber transitions. From there you pop down one last steep hill; Don't forget to pause to take in the views of Lake Alamo in the distance. The final leg of this road is deep washboards and very wide with sandy wash crossings. There is some dispersed camping along the trail. 2 bars of LTE cell service in and out.

Photos of AZPT Wickenburg Road to the Stranded Bus

AZPT Wickenburg Road to the Stranded Bus
AZPT Wickenburg Road to the Stranded Bus
AZPT Wickenburg Road to the Stranded Bus

Difficulty

Deep sand, off-camber hills, Tight corners, and silt beds, not to mention deep sandy wash crossing and a water crossing.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Eric Gartin
Dec 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Water crossing was less than 10" in depth, can be deeper during spring or after rain fall. Ran this section in 2WD. Obstacles up to 12" in height.
Brad Pinnell
Mar 18, 2023
SxS
Temporarily Closed

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