FR 502

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Payson, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 04/15/2021

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Highlight: FR 502
If you like working for your reward, then this may be the little trail you've been searching for. An inauspicious beginning leads to a few challenges that will call upon your skills and the capabilities of your rig. Your passengers may be just a bit nervous when the off-camber sections of the narrow shelf road tilt them towards the abyss below. The cattle you pass my look sympathetically at you before resuming their foraging. It's a hard land out here for everyone, after all. But then the East Verde River appears. The East Verde is a delightfully noisy little waterway with smoothed boulders to sit on while dangling your feet in the cool rushing waters. The deeper pools invite you to take a refreshing dip in the hotter months. A riverside campsite at the end is just large enough for one rig, maybe two, but a night by a mountain watercourse is never a bad thing. Relax by the river a while. But don't forget, the challenges of getting out are still there.
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