Silver Creek

4/5 (10 reviews)
Silver Creek follows the main north-south route that early pioneers traveled and is now part of the 4,455-mile national corridor named the Great Western Trail. It is also a potential link in a much more local Phoenix to Flagstaff overland route. Typically dotted with juniper with an open sky to th... Read More
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Highlights of Silver Creek

Desert Category Icon Desert
Scenic Category Icon Scenic
Highest Elevation
4460 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
677
Nearest Town
Black Canyon City
Nearest Services
Black Canyon City
Management Agency
Prescott National Forest/Tonto National Forest
District
Verde Ranger District/Cave Creek Ranger District

Overview

Silver Creek follows the main north-south route that early pioneers traveled and is now part of the 4,455-mile national corridor named the Great Western Trail. It is also a potential link in a much more local Phoenix to Flagstaff overland route. Typically dotted with juniper with an open sky to the blazing sun, Silver Creek offers a few reprieves with nice areas of shade and packs in plenty of views through the entire drive. It is sandwiched between the Agua Fria National Monument to the west and Pine Mountain Wildnerness Area to the east; the road offers a diverse drive through grassy flats, windswept mesas, gulches, canyons, and tree-lined creeks. One can understand why it is part of the Great Western Trail because this road opens up a myriad of overlanding opportunities north of Phoenix.

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24 Waypoints
74 Trail Photos
2 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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