Champie Road

3.7/5 (3 reviews)
Peoria, Arizona (Yavapai County)
Last Updated: 03/18/2023

Trail Information


Located north of Lake Pleasant in the southern foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains, Champie Road is an easily traveled winding trail connecting Cow Camp Road (aka the iconic Backway to Crown King) and scenic Castle Hot Springs Road. Named for Charles Edward Champie, an early pioneer in the area, the trail traverses a rugged landscape of striking geology, stately saguaro cacti, palo verde, ​and creosote bushes before dropping into the lush green riparian French Creek. The craggy Bradshaw Mountains provide visual treats while the pinnacle of Eagle Rock lords over the trail.

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Trail Reviews

3.7/5 (3)
Official Crew
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/18/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just checking up on my very first submission to Trails Offroad. The road has held up well, considering all the recent rain. Plenty of wildflowers on the western end. No changes to te trail guide.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/09/2021

Beautiful scenery. Fun history of the area. Such as the fact that John F Kennedy stayed in the nearby hit springs for 90 days recovering from wounds from WWII Fun drive.
Official Crew
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/21/2019

One of the most fun things along this trail, besides the fantastic views, is the incongruity of the row of mailboxes in the middle of nowhere. At least you think its nowhere.

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