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schnebly hill road

Post by trekkin_gecko » May 29 2014 10:33 pm

How bad is it?
I have a 2wd Tacoma with decent clearance

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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by MtnBart01 » May 30 2014 4:27 am

I haven't been on it in a couple years, but I commented on how there was a surprising amount of compact rental cars on it. I'm not sure how they were getting past a certain spot. It might be a different story if it was really wet.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by paulhubbard » May 30 2014 6:31 am

Your Tacoma should do okay, it's just *really* bumpy.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by The_Eagle » May 30 2014 7:16 am

I did it in a 2wd Pathfinder. Like Paul said, it's bumpy. Take it slow and you'll be fine. It's one of those roads you need to do at least once. Best is from I-17 to Sedona for the views coming in. There are a lot of nice hikes off that Road :)
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by chumley » May 30 2014 7:58 am

I've driven a Ford Escort up there. But as others have said, you need to go slow and be ready for an endless barrage of jarring bumps.

I'm convinced the FS goes out of their way to make the road as bad as possible in support of the Jeep Tour concessionaires from which the FS makes money. :M2C:
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by friendofThundergod » May 30 2014 8:23 am

@chumley
Funny you mention that, Jim was literally just up there, he drove bike up with his daughter, opted for Jeep rental, but they were very happy they went that route..I guess he said not a road for Harleys..lol..but he said in a pinch he could have done, but it would have been slowwww going....

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Post by skatchkins » May 30 2014 11:34 am

chumley wrote:I've driven a Ford Escort up there. But as others have said, you need to go slow and be ready for an endless barrage of jarring bumps.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by trekkin_gecko » May 30 2014 4:55 pm

thanks for input, y'all
sounds like it would be more fun coming down

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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by rwstorm » May 31 2014 6:37 pm

I did it in a 95 Corolla once..carefully..no problems (I enjoyed the looks on the faces on the Pink Jeep Tour folks). Truck will be fine. Downhill for sure for views.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by Sun_Ray » Jun 01 2014 9:31 am

If you are planning on driving schnebly road in anything that's not high clearance... Use the most current report you can get as condition may change with every rainfall. Only takes one real rough spot to make you turn around or go when you should not have.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by Nighthiker » Jun 03 2014 7:06 am

Last year somebody towed a small popup camper (think it was a Coleman Taos) up the road.
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by KwaiChang » Jun 03 2014 3:26 pm

Drove this in a Ford Mustang rental all the way to the gate that was closed.....bumpy ride - pick your spots a high clearance truck will get er done! Have fun!!!
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Re: schnebly hill road

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 04 2014 8:09 am

I just drove to Waldron trailhead (Grand Canyon South Rim) a couple days ago in my Honda Accord. It's supposedly 4WD. However, if there were rain in the forecast wouldn't want to risk it.
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