What has been known to longtime AZ residents as "Sheeps Crossing" is the start of many trails. Going East into the Mazatzal wilderness are the Willow Spring trail, the Dutchman Grave and the Verde River Trails. These 3 are connecting trails with possible loops, and offer mostly rugged and difficult hiking. Of course, that all depends on experience, right?
Bryan, try the book Exploring Arizona's Wild Areas by Scott Warren. Above info was found there. Also recommended is the Pine Mountain area, giving one a birds eye view of the Mazatzals below.
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