Mapping Crew - Arizona
Trail Reviews: 3600 points
Questions Answered: 450 points
2014 Jeep Wrangler (2 door) (Stock
lift, 31" tires)
Hello, I'm Chad. I have spent most of my life in Arizona although I'm from Mountain Home, Idaho. I started off roading when I was 17 years old initially because I wanted to get to the camping spots most couldn't get to. These days I am an avid off roader who loves all aspects of offroading, the President of Copperstate 4 Wheelers, a Tread Lightly Trainer, and certified off road instructor with the International 4 Wheel Drive Trainers Association (I4WDTA). My favorite trail is The Rubicon Trail. The El Dorado National Forest is beautiful and so is The Rubicon Trail. In 2014, I was lucky enough to take my 7 year old son and my dad on the trail with me. I am very excited to be a part of this group and can't wait to get to work running some of the beautiful trails we have here in Arizona.
My Garage (1)
2014 Jeep Wrangler (2 door)
Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 31"
My Trail Reviews (6)
(within last 6 months)
Ran the trail up to the water tank on Saturday, the lower portion of the trail. Fun trail, passable, no significant changes, but slippery when wet 😂. I still have yet to run the upper portion.
Ran this trail on Sat in prep for the upcoming jamboree. Great trail. The "bypass" on White line is not part of the trail however and was cut in the route for whatever reason. At least for some of us og guys it wasn't ever part of the route. The difficult line mentioned is the bypass for White Line and it's what our club uses. Anyways, trail was great and dry this time. Popular trail good obstacles.
Just ran this Trail on Friday, scoping it out for a possible jamboree. I had previously attempted this trail from the north and ran about a third of it. There were no major issues with the trail, the rock garden was cool, the scenery was awesome, and I really enjoyed the trail. Thank you for recording this on Trails Offroad road. You can see my video of our trip below.
Just ran Blue Bell Mine today. We started in Mayer and ended in Cleator. The trail was easy, no need for 4 wheel drive. We saw only a couple of people but it looks like someone has graded nearly the entire trail and done some repairs as well. The first washout, I believe it was WP5, now has a large pipe buried in the wash with a nice smooth road over the top of it. Neat area with lots of trails to explore.
We ended out time out today with Maggie Mine Rd while headed back into Black Canyon City. The trail was rough as I remember it. No need for 4 wheel drive. MM rd serves as a good alternative for the interstate. No significant changes to report.
My family and I drove to Payson today and drove right by the trailhead. The entire mountain side was burned by the Bush fire and all of the trail within view from the highway was burned. I'm afraid what the summer rains will do to the trail.