Camp Creek to Verde River

4.1/5 (30 reviews)
Close to Phoenix and fun! This offroad trail follows the Camp Creek Wash to the Needle Rock Recreation Area on the Verde River. As you progress down the sandy trail, the wash narrows, and cliffs rise above you into a narrow canyon. There are many opportunities to stop and explore by foot or rest f...Read More
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Highlights of Camp Creek to Verde River

Desert Category IconDesert
Mud Category IconMud
Overland Category IconOverland
Sand Category IconSand
Wash Category IconWash
Water Category IconWater
Highest Elevation
2637 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
East
Official Trail Name
FR 413
Nearest Town
Carefree
Nearest Services
Carefree
Management Agency
Tonto National Forest
District
Cake Creek District

Overview

Close to Phoenix and fun! This offroad trail follows the Camp Creek Wash to the Needle Rock Recreation Area on the Verde River. As you progress down the sandy trail, the wash narrows, and cliffs rise above you into a narrow canyon. There are many opportunities to stop and explore by foot or rest for lunch under the towering cliffs. When you reach the end of the trail, you will enter the Needle Rock Recreation Area, a popular swimming hole in the summer. There are plenty of opportunities for fishing, kayaking, or just enjoying the beautiful riparian scenery.

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5 Waypoints
17 Trail Photos
3 Trail Concerns
30 Community Reviews
1 Video
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