Camp Verde Trail #545 (South)

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

1,114.31 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Winter, Fall

Trail Overview

Camp Verde Trail in total is a long 13-mile 50-inch trail in the Black Hills of Prescott National Forest near Camp Verde, Arizona. The south segment is a 2.8-mile stretch that is much more difficult than the northern segment. It starts at the Copper Canyon Trailhead heading north, then turns west at the sign marked for #545, and heads southwest with lots of zig-zags until it meets up with Copper Canyon Road. The trail side-hills up a hill, gaining about 400 feet, until it gets up to the top of the hill. This segment of the trail would be challenging or impassable for an ATV due to off-camber sections of shelfy trail with lots of loose dirt and loose rocks, and a loose rockier hill climb. It has several tight switchbacks that would also be rather difficult for an ATV.

Difficulty

This segment of the Camp Verde trail is a 6-7 difficulty for ATVs due to a rocky loose climb, off-camber shelfy trail, and tight switchbacks, and may not be passable for ATVs at all due to steepness. The trail is a 4 difficulty for dirt bikes.

Technical Rating

6

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Access Description

This segment of the Camp Verde Trail is accessed from the Copper Canyon Trailhead off of Copper Canyon Road, which has pull-through spaces for trailers and shaded picnic tables.

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