Muddy Rocky Road

Kachina Village, Arizona (Coconino County)

Last Updated: 05/07/2019
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Status: Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 3.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 7030 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Kachina Village
Nearest Town w/ Services: Flagstaff
Official Road Name: 231B
Management Agency: Coconino National Forest
District: Flagstaff District
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Highlight: Muddy Rocky Road
Muddy Rocky Road is named such because it has muddy washes to the west, and is full of rocks in the middle. It's full of beautiful forest landscapes, and volcanic rockscapes. It's useful as a way to get from East Pocket Road into the deeper western portions of Coconino National Forest.



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Just north of the Casner Cabin Draw bridge, you'll find the somewhat hidden trailhead for 231B. The trees can make it hard to stop, so the best thing to look for is the bridge which also has high voltage power lines across it. It's the most northern bridge along the [East Pocket Lookout Road](

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 35.061450, -111.854560

Starting Point: East Pocket Road

This muddy rocky off-road trail can be reached from the much better maintained FR 231. Heading south on FR 231, you'll find FR 231B / Rocky Road on the right just before the first bridge.


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S.J. Hollist

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Florida

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