Located East-NE off Hwy 87 North approximately thirty miles south of Winslow, AZ, in the Northern section of the Coconino National Forest bordering the Sitgreaves National Forest at East Clear Creek, resides a vast, interesting plateau, historic ranching-homesteading, and East Clear Creek Canyon hiking trail and off-trail exploration area. This "Camp Grasshopper" provides a centrally located base camp location for planned multi-day sightseeing and area day hike explorations.
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.
To car camp trip From the Phoenix area: Highway 87 North to 12.1 miles past the Coconino NF- Blue Ridge Ranger Station. Turn East off Hwy 87 onto 4WD FR615 (close ranching gate after passing through). Follow FR615 for 5.4 sometimes rough/rocky road miles (approx 40 minutes drive one way) to the signed intersection of FR615/FR319. Camp Grasshopper is located approximately 30 yards off-road in the NE corner section of this intersection (at coordinates 34.688901 -111.019774). "Please Note": It is highly recommended to download and follow the above 5.4 mile one way GPS Driving Route posted to this Hike Description.