Smiley Rock Trail

SMILEY ROCK TRAIL, JANUARY 16, 2016

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SMILEY ROCK TRAIL, APRIL 2015

DSC_1886You never know what April will bring in Arizona.  Hot in the valley, and generally cooler in the hills up North.  Well, cool is what we got. 

It started out really nice and as we got closer to the end of the trail it got cooler and wetter.  Those rocks are slick when they are wet!


We chose the rocky washes to make it more challenging.  All jeeps this time out, and we all made it with NO breakage. 

This is what off-roading is all about.  Good people, beautiful scenery, challenging obstacles, and just plain fun.  

Remember…always… that the fun begins where the pavement ends.

Smiley Rock: November 8, 2014

69 degrees, sunny and clear. We got to the trail at around 10am, finished just before 4pm.
The trail starts just before the Firehouse at the end of town.  The road is just to the right, and the trail starts at the Primitive Road Sign. 

THE FIREHOUSE


START OF TRAIL

This was one of the rockiest and roughest trails we’ve been down.  The first part of the trail is uneventful, just a fire road.

Taking a break just a few miles before leaving the forest road and getting on the real trail. 

Then you take a sharp left off the forest road, you have to watch for it or you will pass it like we did.  There is a sign that says that the trail has blind curves for the next 7 miles.  Like the forest road didn’t…

There are quite a few places where you can choose easy or fun.  The wash runs parallel to the trail for most of it, so you can bypass or give it a try.

 

AIRING UP

The trail ends in the tall pines, a bit over 6000 ft altitude.  At about the 20 mile mark there is a nice high flat spot for camping.   There is also a nice campground at the end of the trail, just off the 89A. Might be a good spot for our first overnight trip.