Charcoal Gulch

Total Miles


2,014.31 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Charcoal Gulch is a 50-inch trail that is an intermediate difficulty due to rocky climbs, narrow side-hilling, and off-camber sections that would be very difficult or dangerous for an ATV. The trail starts at the main staging area on a wide rocky trail, then goes past a wash and a couple of unmarked intersections. It starts to get more narrow, as it side-hills along the side of the low alpine mountainside. It has some rocky climbs that are a bit off-camber and drops down a jagged rock face that would be very challenging for an ATV. The trail drops low into the pine trees and goes past a couple of dried-up ponds, then climbs back up to a ridge all the way to the intersection with Salida.


This is an intermediate trail for a dirt bike due to many rock sections, loose dirt, and loose hill climbs. This trail would be very difficult or impassable for an ATV.

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Access Description

The Green Gulch Blue Hills Trail System is a small trail system south of Prescott Valley, Arizona, made up of several ATV trails and a couple of single tracks in a high desert terrain that can be hot even in early fall. There is a large dirt parking lot accessed at the end of Newtown Avenue, at the east entrance to the Charcoal Gulch Trail, and a small parking area at the west entrance to the Salida Connection Trail. All of the trails here are an intermediate challenge due to being in a very loose rocky terrain.

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