Rocky Draw

3/5 (3 reviews)
Heber, Arizona (Navajo County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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Highlights

The trail system in Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is massive so it can be a challenge to find an easily accessible campsite. This easy gravel road brings you back into the Black Mesa region where there is vast history of early inhabitants and the settlers that came much later. This route travels past several great family and group campsites that can be accessed with a 2wd high clearance vehicle. There aren't any challenges along the route but rather ample opportunities to spot wild horses or hike one of the local trails.

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Trail Reviews

3/5 (3 reviews)
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
Status: Open
Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
Tom
15000
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 04/22/2021

We combined five trails in this region into a daylong off road adventure. We started by running Sharp Hollow (FR 160) from Hwy 260 to Black Canyon Road. We then ran north up to the beginning of the Black Canyon Road. We ran the Black Canyon Road in its entire length. From there we backtracked along the Mogollon Rim Road until it intersected with FR 9569J … an out-and-back run along FR 9569J brought us back to the beginning of FR 487. We ran FR 487 in its entire length … back tracking along it to reach the start of Rocky Draw (FR 50). We then ran north up Rocky Draw (FR 50) to complete the day. Looks like there has been some extensive road work to smooth out some of the rough spots. Total travel time was 3:20 hrs with an additional 3:02 hrs spent enjoying the country side, taking pictures, and eating lunch.
Trail Review: Rocky Draw - Tom
Bobby Nelson
Official Crew
62800
Status: Open
Visited: 07/08/2019

We were looking for a way to connect Heber with other trails in the area and this is a great alternative to taking the highway into town. It's an easy scenic gravel road with a bunch of wild horses in the area. The camping is super easy to get too and there isn't much traffic.

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