Childs Powerline Road

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Not your typical powerline road, Childs runs from Fossil Creek through the Tonto National Forest ending above the wild Verde River near the Childs Power Plant. The scenic trail has great views as it drops into the Verde's valley. The Verde Hot Springs is only a short hike from the camping area at the end of the road. The hot springs were once part of a resort. You do have to wade or swim across the river. The hot springs are popular on the weekends.  The trail's end is gated and closed just before the power plant. There is no wheeled river access.

A dispersed camping area with five spots is near the end of the road.