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Verde Rim Trail #161, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Camp Verde > Dugas
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3.4
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance One Way 6.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,394 feet
Elevation Gain -692 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,154 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.05
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Collective Slideshow
9  2018-09-08
Nelson - Verde Rim - Salt Flat Loop
joebartels
13  2018-09-08
Nelson - Verde Rim - Salt Flat Loop
The_Eagle
8  2018-09-08
Nelson - Verde Rim - Salt Flat Loop
wallyfrack
15  2018-09-08
Nelson - Verde Rim - Salt Flat Loop
BiFrost
4  2018-04-26
Pine Mountain Summit - Verde Rim
friendofThunderg
6  2017-11-05
Pine Mountain Verde Rim Loop
friendofThunderg
16  2017-11-04
Pine Mountain Verde Rim Loop
Nightstalker
7  2017-11-04
Pine Mountain Wilderness
MountainMatt
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Preferred   May, Oct, Sep, Apr
Sun  7:22am - 5:17pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Pine Mtn from FR 68G TH - Verde Rim
1.2 mi away
4.5 mi
650 ft
Cold Water Trail #27
Cold Water Trail #27
1.4 mi away
5.4 mi
288 ft
Willow Springs #12
1.9 mi away
1.6 mi
12 ft
Pine Mountain Trail #14
1.9 mi away
1.3 mi
685 ft
Pine Mountain Summit - Verde Rim
2.0 mi away
0.1 mi
100 ft
Pine Flat Trail #165
Pine Flat Trail #165
2.1 mi away
3.2 mi
894 ft
Tule Rim Trail #162
Tule Rim Trail #162
2.4 mi away
4.2 mi
1,099 ft
Salt Flat Trail #71
2.6 mi away
1.6 mi
1,123 ft
Pine Mountain Short Cut Trail Loop
Pine Mountain Short Cut Trail Loop
2.6 mi away
12.5 mi
1,665 ft
Nelson Trail #159
Nelson Trail #159
2.6 mi away
8.3 mi
1,423 ft
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Overview: The views from this long trail are spectacular. Most impressive is the general view of the extremely rugged country extending below the rim to the Verde River. From here you can also see the Mazatzal Mountains to the east, Four Peaks to the south, and the Bradshaw Mountains to the west. Verde Rim Trail #161 is fairly level, traversing along the edge of its namesake landmark for most of its length. The final ascent to Pine Mountain, however, is steep and difficult. As of May 2011, the section of Trail #161 that lies between Willow Springs Trail #12 and Pine Mountain Trail #14 is in good condition. The remainder of the trail, however, is rocky, overgrown, and difficult to find and follow. This is especially true south of Pine Mountain where the trail passes through a burned area.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    None

    Prescott Forest
    Prescott National Forest Pass

    Only trailheads with six "amenities" have fees. Amenities are picnic tables, trash, toilet, parking, interpretive signing and security.


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    To hike
    Beginning at I-17, take Dugas Exit #268. Turn right onto Dugas Road (also FR 68) and travel 6.7 miles to the Dugas homestead. Continue on FR 68 for another 2.3 miles to a fork in the road. Bear right to remain on FR 68 and go 1.8 miles to the junction with FR 68G. Proceed straight at the intersection and take FR 68G east for 10 miles. You will pass Trail #27 on the left before arriving at the trailhead. Parking is poor. FR 68G is suitable for high clearance, 4WD vehicles only and portions may be impassable. FR 68 is graded dirt. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. 4WD may be necessary when the road is wet.

    As of May 2011, FR 68G is in poor condition. It is suggested that Trail #161 be accessed via Trail #159. To reach the Trail #159 trailhead, follow the directions above to the intersection with FR 68G. Turn right at this intersection to remain on FR 68 and continue 6.9 miles to Salt Flat Campground and the trailhead for Trail #71 and Trail #159. There is parking for 5-10 vehicles.
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