Jerome Road

Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 05/07/2019
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Nearby Trails
Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 5 miles
Highest Elevation: 7050 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Kachina Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Flagstaff
Official Road Name: 538, 538B
Management Agency: Coconino National Forest
District: Red Rock District
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Highlights

Highlight: Jerome Road

Out in the deep depths of the northwestern Coconino National Forest is an old off-road dirt trail called Jerome Rd. Today it is primarily used as a connecting trail to and from Casner Mountain Trail. I can only speculate that the origins of this road have something to do with the old ghost town of Jerome or it's namesake, but even the oldest of maps do not show a direct geographic connection between the two. In fact most older maps don't cover this area very well at all because it's right in-between major cities, making it difficult to see the full picture.

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Route Information

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Waypoints

1. FR 538D North Intersection (0.00 mi)

Head south following the sign towards Winter Cabin trail. This is the northern end of the [538D / Turkey Butte Loop](http://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1952-turkey-butte-lookout-loop).

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 35.038230, -111.910070

Starting Point: Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, AZ

Jerome Rd is found deep in the Coconino National Forest along a southern section of what is currently designated as FR 538 and all of 538B, just above the Mogollon Rim. The easiest way to get to it is from Woody Mountain Road / FR 231 onto FR 538. Follow FR 538 south past 538D / Turkey Butte Lookout Tower, and you'll be on Jerome Road.

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Trail Reviews (1)

Author: Official Crew
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
This road stretches through the now 5 year old remains of the Taylor fire. As such, you'll find areas very eroded. Expect 18" deep "puddle" right in the middle of the road if you go during monsoon season. However, the road is passable by most any 4x4 (maybe not AWD during the muddy times). Follow it down towards the north gate of Casner and you'll get to see some awesome views! Please be respectful of the trail. Go through the puddle without splashing all the water to the side if you can, and avoid driving around and creating additional tracks.

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: Can someone help me get coordinates to ride this trail. form Flagstaff to Jerome. off road only Thank you
–austin (09/25/2017)
–S.J. Hollist (09/25/2017)

Writer Information

S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

I've been writing for TrailsOffroad since August 2015. Before that, I had been off-road in places like central and northern Utah, east and west Texas, and central and northern Arizona. I've even driven off-road on an island in the Caribbean (the one time I've driven a Jeep off-road). I joined TrailsOffroad because it combines my three favorite hobbies: Off-roading obviously; I've also been blogging for most of my life - even before it was done on the internet (ever heard of a dial-up BBS?) - and even wrote a political column for Examiner.com for a few years; I also have experience with building websites and promoting on social media. These experiences made writing for Trails Offroad a good fit for me, and I've been enjoying it very much. When I'm not working at my IT job, or playing with my kids, I go on runs with a group of people who like to collaborate on [AZFJ.org](http://azfj.org), and run my own online marketing and web content company (my wife calls it my hobby business) [The Rotisory Foundation](http://rotisory.spaldam.com) (named after a BBS I used to run back in High School and College before the Internet became overwhelmingly popular). I'm a big Toyota fan. I've owned two 4x4 Tacomas, an older 4x4 Toyota pickup, and I'm now on my second FJ Cruiser (the first was a TRD SE 6 speed, that I got rid of after my twins were born). You can learn more about my adventures at [SJsAdv.com](http://sjsadv.com).
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