Fernow and Tram Tanks Trail
Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino) Technical Rating: 1-2
Last Updated: 10-16-2017
Coconino National Forest
Fernow and Tram Tanks Trail Highlights
Fernow and Tram Tanks are found along FR 231A on the western side of Coconino National Forest, just north of the Mogollon Rim. This is a nice scenic drive along a very easy dirt trail.
Technical rating: (1-2) Easy
Dirt road. Dry, or less than 3" water crossing depth. Some ruts. Slight grades, up to 10 degrees. 2WD under most conditions. Rain or snow may make 4WD necessary. Usually one and a half to two vehicles wide.
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Directions to Trailhead
This is a fairly well-maintained dirt road in the middle of the forest. It can get muddy at times and have snow cover in the winter.
1: 231 Intersection (0.0mi)
This is the eastern end of the trail close to Fernow Tank. This "T" intersection is with FR 231 also called East Pocket Road.
3: Parking Spot (1.2mi)
This is an excellent spot to park and check out the area. It should not be used as a camping spot as camping is technically not allowed along this route.
5: Power Lines (1.7mi)
These are high voltage power lines that head south from Cottonwood north to Flagstaff.
6: 231B Intersection (2.3mi)
Continue straight, slightly to the south to continue on the trail. The "T" to the north takes you onto Muddy Rocky Road.
7: 538D Intersection (2.7mi)
This is the western-most end of 231A. This "T" intersection is with Turkey Butte Lookout Loop.
Camping and Lodging
According to the forest maps, camping is not allowed on this road, but there are some excellent camping spots nearby along East Pocket Road (FR 231).