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Old 03-10-2012, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Backway to Crown King (Arizona)

My brother-in-law and I tool my 2WD Rancher 350 & Recon from Lake Pleasant to Crown King today. Overall a great ride that has something for just about everyone. It is almost 30 miles one way and has about 5000' of ascent. From smooth backcountry roads to navigating a stream bed filled with basketball size rocks. The ride has some of the best views I have seen in Arizona. I have a very clean GPX if anyone is interested. This is an easy 3/4 day trip. I would have preferred to have a 4WD Rancher for a few of the somewhat steep hills that have some rock outcroppings half way up the climb but 2WD will get you there.

One a side note, I have been trying to decide between a Rancher 420 AT or a Rincon for my next ATV purchase. All I have to say after navigating the basketball sized rocks is that if Honda doesn't put power steering on the next version of the Rincon, then Rancher AT is for me. Had shoulder surgery a couple of months ago and I am in need of an ice pack tonight
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pictures please!!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is the proof:
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I've always loved Az. Really need to get out there again. Thanks for the pics.
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I took my old truck that route when I was at uti in '99.It was great really rough in a truck but would be great on an atv.I miss Arizona a lot.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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we have perfect weather right now for atving!! Do you need mc plate or just RV plate? I have not taken that route yet, as I really need to stay under 3000 ft elevation.
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DiabloAmarillo,

An RV plate is all you need for the entire trail. They really have a great setup with the parking as well. They have a parking area just outside the Lake Pleasant regional park so you don't have to pay to park. After you turn right onto Cow Creek rd, drive 1.5 mies and you will see the staging/parking area on the right. It is huge and allows for a ton of parking.

The town of Crown King has more ATVs parking in the lot than any other kind of vehicle.

We did see a slightly modified Jeep trash its transfer case 2/3rds of the way to Crown King and need both a tow and push to get it out. There was a few minutes where I thought they were going to lose it over the side of the trail. Great trail for ATVs and highly modified 4x4 vehicles.


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Thanks Troy,

maybe next weekend I can chk it out, if the wife doesnt have me doing anything lol
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Yes looks awesome it makes me miss the rockies
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DiabloAmarillo or anyone else, pm me if you want the GPX file I recorded. It takes you from the staging area to the saloon for lunch.

It was one of the best ATV trips in my life.

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