Deer Pass

Scout Route
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This trail is short and mainly used to access two designated dispersed camping areas. The first area, called Javelina, is closest to Highway 89A. This area is mainly used by RVs, 5th wheels, and bumper trailers. It can accommodate close to 10 vehicles, but the space is tight. There is a sign just after the Javelina site stating that no trailers are allowed past that point. The second designated dispersed camping area is called Angel Valley, and it can accommodate 10-15 vehicles, but again, the space is limited. The ground in these areas is hard-packed dirt and may not be level.

The trail down to the Angel Valley camping area is graded dirt and gravel. Beyond Angel Valley, the road becomes more primitive until it ends in a flooded-out area near the edge of Oak Creek.

At the beginning of the trail, there is a day-use-only parking area for the Deer Pass hiking trailhead. This area has parking for 15-20 vehicles. There is an informational board with local forest information and a pit toilet. This trailhead also provides mid-point access to the Lime Kiln Hiking Trail #82, which leads to Dead Horse Ranch State Park at the southern end of the 15-mile trail.