Backway to Crown King

4.8/5 (52 reviews)
Located northwest of Lake Pleasant and traversing through three different life zones and multiple biomes, Backway to Crown King is a thrilling off-road adventure that offers a unique perspective on Arizona's rugged and beautiful landscape. This extremely popular 4-wheel drive trail is known for its...Read More
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Highlights of Backway to Crown King

Altitude Category IconAltitude
Camping Category IconCamping
Desert Category IconDesert
Forest Category IconForest
Iconic Category IconIconic
Overland Category IconOverland
Rock Category IconRock
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
6548 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
74, 711, 192, 259
Nearest Town
Crown King
Nearest Services
Crown King
Management Agency
Prescott National Forest
District
Bradshaw Ranger District

Overview

Located northwest of Lake Pleasant and traversing through three different life zones and multiple biomes, Backway to Crown King is a thrilling off-road adventure that offers a unique perspective on Arizona's rugged and beautiful landscape. This extremely popular 4-wheel drive trail is known for its challenging terrain, steep inclines, and narrow shelf roads. Obstacles, mines, and great views await as you climb from the Sonora Desert into the Prescott National Forest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Guide Overview
30 Waypoints
92 Trail Photos
4 Trail Concerns
52 Community Reviews
1 Video
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