Blue Monster

Trail passes Blue Monster Spring, from which it gets its name.

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

1358.93 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring/Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

A nice drive along Forest Road 361 from Cherry Road, circling Hayfield Draw OHV Area. This trail twists and turns along a hillside where you'll get to see a lot of old mines. It is recommended that unlicensed vehicles take the trail in the opposite direction. You can connect to 361 on an ATV Trail from Hayfield Draw staging area.

Difficulty

Moderate: Narrow, steep and rocky in places. Side roads may be more difficult. Suitable for stock, highclearance SUVs when road is dry.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From Camp Verde: From Interstate 17, Exit 287, head northwest on Highway 260. Go 2.8 miles and turn left on Cherry Road, a major intersection with traffic light. Head west 6.3 miles and climb uphill on Cherry Road to Forest Road 361 on right. From Cottonwood: Take Highway 260 south about 9.5 miles to Cherry Road and turn right. Watch for signs to Wildlife Park.