Jerome Road

4/5 (2 reviews)
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)
Last Updated: 05/07/2019

Trail Information


Out in the deep depths of the northwestern Coconino National Forest is an old off-road dirt trail called Jerome Rd. Today it is primarily used as a connecting trail to and from Casner Mountain Trail. I can only speculate that the origins of this road have something to do with the old ghost town of Jerome or it's namesake, but even the oldest of maps do not show a direct geographic connection between the two. In fact most older maps don't cover this area very well at all because it's right in-between major cities, making it difficult to see the full picture.

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Trail Reviews

4/5 (2 reviews)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/10/2021

This trail has some very good views. It's a little rougher than a 1-2 at the south end because the power line folks have been working in that area recently. For some really spectacular views, continue beyond this trail for about 0.8 mile along the Casner Mountain Trail. You'll need a permit to continue on further on the Casner Mountain Trail if your vehicle is wider than 62". You'll be stopped by a rather formidable gate, so you can't go too far.
Visited: 07/25/2017

This road stretches through the now 5 year old remains of the Taylor fire. As such, you'll find areas very eroded. Expect 18" deep "puddle" right in the middle of the road if you go during monsoon season. However, the road is passable by most any 4x4 (maybe not AWD during the muddy times). Follow it down towards the north gate of Casner and you'll get to see some awesome views! Please be respectful of the trail. Go through the puddle without splashing all the water to the side if you can, and avoid driving around and creating additional tracks.

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