Jerome to Williams

Total Miles
49.2

Elevation

2228.93 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

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Trail Overview

This is a 49-mile well-graded gravel/paved road between Jerome and Williams. It provides access to a large area, but only the southern portion of it is an interesting ride. In the very first part after leaving Jerome follows an old railroad bed. There are a few narrow spots through old railroad cuts, but most of it is wide enough to pass oncoming traffic easily. Nice views of the Verde Valley.The stretch from the old railroad bed to Perkinsville is also well-graded and wide along the mostly high country. Nice vistas of red rock formations to the east and open country to the west. The road north of Perkinsville is unremarkable, and I suggest you find somewhere else to go unless you have a reason to reach Williams. The first portion is a well graded road through a somewhat open country, but the views are limited. The paved portion is a 50 MPH road through stands of Ponderosa Pine.

Difficulty

Dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You may encounter shallow water crossings and obstacles under 12" on the trail, including small ledges. Roads are typically one to two vehicles wide.

Technical Rating

2