Turkey Creek

Total Miles
16.3

Elevation

1,070.69 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

This very lightly traveled trail will take you through Dead Cow Gulch to Howard Copper Mine. Then you can climb into the foothills and eventually drop to Castle Creek Road. There is some good camping for ATV and UTV riders that want to play among the large network of trails in this area.

Photos of Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek

Difficulty

Difficult: Rocky along creek beds, but no major obstacles. A tippy, narrow ledge at Waypoint 04 is a challenge for wider vehicles.

Technical Rating

8

Status Reports

Hoops Off Road
Feb 24, 2024
SxS
Open
Scotty Douglass
Feb 11, 2024
SxS
Open
Water a little high in a couple of crossings. Brought water into the SxS. Spotter helpful at middle section very tight with a tricky drop off. Beautiful trail! Very scenic!
Aj Carr
Oct 21, 2023
2021 Ford Bronco
Open
Dusty
Normal
Fullsize Chevy
Sep 30, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

Get off I-17 at Bumble Bee Exit 248 and follow Crown King Road north. Stay left where major roads branch right to Mayer. After total of 15 miles from I-17, go past Cleator Bar and watch for F.S. 101 on left.

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