Turkey Creek

This beautifully remote trail meanders along and across Turkey Creek.

Total Miles
16.3

Elevation

1070.69 ft

Duration

6 Hours

Technical Rating

8

Difficult

Best Time

Spring/Fall

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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.

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

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.