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Bruce Brockett Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
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Distance One Way 0.85 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,069 feet
Elevation Gain 128 feet
Accumulated Gain 128 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.28
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5  2007-01-29 kevin1959
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr → 9 AM
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:02am - 5:21pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Red Tank Draw
0.4 mi away
2.0 mi
200 ft
Bell Trail to the Crack - Wet Beaver Creek
Bell Trail to the Crack - Wet Beaver Creek
0.4 mi away
7.0 mi
520 ft
Wet Beaver Canyon Loop
Wet Beaver Canyon Loop
0.4 mi away
22.0 mi
3,000 ft
Bell Trail #13
0.4 mi away
7.7 mi
2,280 ft
Long Canyon Trail #63 - Wet Beaver
Long Canyon Trail #63 - Wet Beaver
0.7 mi away
7.5 mi
1,912 ft
V-Bar-V Heritage Trail
V-Bar-V Heritage Trail
0.9 mi away
1.0 mi
23 ft
Rarick Canyon
Rarick Canyon
1.1 mi away
2.0 mi
300 ft
Sacred Mountain
Sacred Mountain
1.3 mi away
1.0 mi
170 ft
White Mesa Trail #86
1.8 mi away
1.2 mi
919 ft
Deadwood Trail
2.0 mi away
9.2 mi
2,044 ft
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Bell Trail optional connector
by montezumawell

Likely In-Season!
This trail was created to connect an "equestrian trailer parking area" to the Bell Trail along Wet Beaver Creek. The short trail was constructed in 2004 as a National Trails Day volunteer project.

Although designed to serve the horse people, the little Brockett trail provides an interesting way to begin and end hikes on the Bell #13, White Mesa #86 , Weir #85, or Apache Maid #15 Trails.


The Brockett Trail begins from an enormous graveled parking lot that is large enough to service about 20 or more horse trailer rigs. It winds pleasantly through the desert scrub brush so typical of this region. The trail rises about 150 feet in .6 mi to crest on a small saddle at the western toe of White Mesa. Here it offers a sweeping vista of the Wet Beaver Creek riparian zone. Squaw Peak and the Pine Mtn. Wildnerness can be seen on the far southwest horizon. The trail also gives a glimpse of the Southwest Academy campus and the Long Canyon #63 TH across Beaver Creek. The trail then decends about a quarter mile to connect with the Bell Trail about a half mile from the new Bell TH parking lot.

On the return trip, views from the saddle crest feature Mingus and Woodchute Mtns, Jerome, and the expansive Verde Lakebed sediments that cover the floor of this valley.

NOTES: This will be a blazingly hot trail during summer. A short distance east of the parking lot lie two sewerage settling ponds that service the old Beaver Creek Ranger Station. The trail was laid out in such a way to minimize and actually eliminate the visual presence of the ponds. The ponds and their fence are visible on only about the first .1 mile of the trail.

Cattleman Bruce Brockett helped build and manage the Beaver Creek Guest Ranch, one of the notable early resorts of the area. It eventually became Southwestern Academy. He later bought the V Bar V cattle operation and ran unsuccessfully for governor in the 1940's. He is also remembered for making pets of sick or injured cows.

montezumawell

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    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.

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    To Bell Trailhead
    From Phoenix go North on Highway I-17 to the Sedona Exit which is SR179. Do not turn left to go to Sedona. Instead turn right, this is FR618. Follow FR618 2 miles and turn left onto FR618A. Follow the signs to the trailhead. This is a great trail. Unfortunately the parking lot may change your mind. Broken glass is everywhere. The trailhead is secluded. Car theft is more than obvious, even signs forewarn you of the danger. Beware, do not drive the family 4X4 up here packed with valuables.

    From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 109 mi, 1 hour 51 mins
    From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 214 mi, 3 hours 31 mins
    From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 43.8 mi, 46 mins
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