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Cold Water Trail #27, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Camp Verde > Dugas
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 5.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,283 feet
Elevation Gain -2,513 feet
Accumulated Gain 288 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 6.36
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
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2  2015-03-09 tarp
16  2014-12-06 Orange
16  2014-04-29
Oxbow / Cold Water Loop
13  2013-01-04
Gap Creek to Verde River
20  2012-09-22
Cold Water-Tule-Oxbow Loop
15  2012-09-22
ColdWater 27 / Tule 162 / Oxbow 163 Loop
8  2009-08-10 ssk44
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  7:33am - 5:43pm
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Official Route
3 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Pine Mtn from FR 68G TH - Verde Rim
0.2 mi away
4.5 mi
650 ft
Tule Rim Trail #162
Tule Rim Trail #162
1.1 mi away
4.2 mi
1,099 ft
Verde Rim Trail #161
1.4 mi away
6.2 mi
1,154 ft
Tule Mesa BM 6678 from FR 68G - Verde Rim
Tule Mesa BM 6678 from FR 68G - Verde Rim
2.1 mi away
0.5 mi
193 ft
Pine Flat Trail #165
Pine Flat Trail #165
2.4 mi away
3.2 mi
894 ft
Nelson Trail #159
Nelson Trail #159
2.6 mi away
8.3 mi
1,423 ft
Pine Mountain Verde Rim Loop
Pine Mountain Verde Rim Loop
2.6 mi away
9.8 mi
1,875 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
Pine Mountain Trail #14
3.1 mi away
1.3 mi
685 ft
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Cold Water Trail #27 is a 5.4 mile one way hike with 288 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 41 miles east-southeast of Prescott Arizona. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle and a competent driver is recommended to access the trailhead. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Overview: The Cold Water Trail #27 is a seldom visited, remote backcountry destination along the backdrop of the rugged Verde Rim with healthy mixed vegetation and unique geology. The trail was originally used by army troops traveling from Fort McDowell to Camp Verde.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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 $$

Prescott Forest
Prescott National Forest Pass

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

Map Drive
Strictly 4x4

To hike
(Upper TH as posted)
From Phoenix take I17 north to "Exit 268" (Dugas). Exit 268 is north of Cordes Junction. From exit 268, drive approximately 8 miles southeast along County Road 171 to Dugas. Continue driving southeast from Dugas along FR68 for approximately 6 miles. From this point, FR68 becomes FR68G. FR68G will begin to climb northeast towards Tule Mesa. FR68G is the main route up onto Tule Mesa heading towards the trailhead. From this point on, FR68G will progressively deteriorate to the point of becoming a high-clearance 4x4 road. Once on Tule Mesa it is approximately 2 "rough and slow" miles to the trailhead. (Caution) FR68 and FR68G from Dugas are impassible when wet. High-clearance four-wheel drive is recommended to reach the trailhead. Stock 4x4 vehicles with "LT" rated tires should not have any problems.

(Lower TH)
Access to lower trailhead is from Camp Verde, via County Road 163 and FR574 to Brown Springs Ranch.
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