Along the route you can get amazing views of the Mogollon Rim, the striking reds of Red Rock Country, and the rolling desert hills just east of Chino Valley. You also get to drive along side the Woodchute Mountain Wilderness Area on the southern portion of this trail. To the north is Perkinsville and the Verde River. From there you can continue further north to William, or west to Chino.
From within the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona along Highway 89A, find the fire station downtown. Adjacent to the fire station is Perkinsville Road heading west towards the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town. There's an excellent large parking lot just a short distance down this road for airing down. A short distance further the dirt starts just as you are passing the Gold King Mine & Ghost Town.
At the other end of the trail, it's the only public road in all of Perkinsville. You can't miss it.
(2018 Subaru Crosstrek
235/75R15 Toyo AT2)
Fun simple dirt road that takes you through some of the best views of the Arizona desert. We took this route on our way up to Williams for a camping trip. If you have the time, take it.
Road was in good condition and very dusty. Lots of people camping at the Verde River, guess everyone wanted to get out after the stay at home order was lifted. Most people were courteous when passing, except for the side-by-sides. It appears they love to dust people out. Enjoyed the run but next time would go in the middle of the week to avoid traffic.
No change in the trail from what's been reported. Has several scenic views that beautiful. There are several trails that brake off from the main road that should be worth exploring. If you looking for a dip this trail ends at the Verde River.
Long dusty winding road full of scenic views, eagles and Lots of side by sides going way to fast. Other than that. Its a dusty road especially if you get caught behind traffic who refuses to let you pass. There is no change in trail conditions to report at this time.
This is an incredible, relaxing, fun, scenic drive. I love it. Jerome is a great starting point, and the views will blow your mind. Pretty easy road up to Perkins Ranch, but it can get really gnarly after that depending on what route you take if you keep going north.
Started this trip from Chino Valley at Perkinsville Rd. Roads are county roads and nicely groomed (fine for 2wd - a little bumpy and some washboard in areas). At the Perkinsville-Jerome "intersection", we went north up to the Verde Valley Railroad crossing. Then turned back south and headed for Jerome. Great vistas and a relaxing easy cruise.
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