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Bumble Bee to Mayer
Overview: Very scenic drive through all climate zones and topographies, includes old mining towns, wildlife, dense chaparral, tall pines and quacky aspens.
Time Allowed: This is a long, hard trip, requiring a full day. Let others know your route and return time. Make sure your vehicle is in top working order, have plenty of fuel, water, snacks, blankets and a cell phone. Almost 70 miles of dirt road.
Crown King Road: Easy, 28 miles of gravel road with washboard and narrow bridges but accessible by passenger car.
FR 52 (Senator Hwy.) & FR 67: Moderate, 29 miles of narrow primitive forest road, high-clearance vehicle required and 4X4 needed during inclement weather. Crown King to Prescott on FR 52, 38 miles.
Horsethief Basin Recreation Area: 3.5-acre lake, fishing, 3 small campgrounds (fee), picnic area, hiking trails.
Season: Year-round, best April through Oct. Check road conditions during winter months.
Prescott National Forest
Bradshaw Ranger District: 928-771-4700
Crown King Store: 928-632-7911, gas, food, bait.
Crown King, Arizona: www.crownking.com
Arizona Department of Transportation
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